Process Review of the Bhagyalakshmi (BL) Scheme in Karnataka Completed

Duration: July 2018 to March 2019

Status: Completed

Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi

CBPS has recently concluded a preliminary study on Bhagyalakshmi (BL), a cash transfer scheme operational in Karnataka since 2006-07 for those from Below Poverty Line families. This is a second phase of the study including a field-based process review to deepen our understanding of the scheme’s functioning and preliminary impact by understanding the issues in the field and hear the voices from the field. This study will also explore the potential role of Mahila Samakhya (MS) in starting, activising and empowering BL clubs using Kishori Sangha experience. The entire exercise is to potentially feed to improve the processes and contribute to re-designing the scheme in collaboration with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka.