Urban employment programmes: review, framework, and recommendations

This study proposes an actionable framework to guide government stakeholders (state or national) that are either at the ideation stage or the early stages of implementing Urban Employment Programmes (UEPs) in India. It analyses the local and global experiences of UEPs pertaining to jurisdictional forms, eligibility criteria, portability, gendered implications, governance mechanism, types of permitted work, convergence with other schemes, and monitoring and evaluation. The report reviews existing literature and insights from a multi-stakeholder convening held with state governments, academia, multilateral organizations, and civil society organizations (including 50% women representation) and presents key policy insights that can be used by interested stakeholders to formulate and implement UEPs concerning the urban poor in India.

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