MGNREGS and Housing Programmes: Checks and Balances to Prevent Elite or Programme Capture



It is now very well recognised that elite capture in development programmes and schemes is likely to occur in societies where socio-economic inequality is more pronounced and where people are unable to raise their voices against the powerful elite. Hence, policymakers usually incorporate checks and balances into a development programme or scheme to prevent elite capture. This is true of MGNREGS and housing programmes as well. In this chapter, we present the checks and balances incorporated in MGNREGS and housing programmes, and examine the extent to which these checks and balances have worked.


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  1. 1.Centre for Decentralisation and DevelopmentInstitute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)BengaluruIndia

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