Key Messages

MGNREGS is a poverty alleviation programme implemented pan India. As an employment guarantee scheme, it successfully captures information on the number of jobs and assets created. However, assessment of the multiple climate co-benefits arising from assets created through the programme has been a blind spot. While there have been many studies that attest to the climate co-benefits of MGNREGS works, they have been limited in their geographical scope, resulting in constrained reporting of the accrued benefits.

This report details the subnational efforts of CSTEP, PRADAN, and HUF and other partner CSOs, BRLF, and P&RD to quantify the climate adaptation and mitigation co-benefits of the Usharmukti programme and develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for quantifying and reporting the climate co-benefits of MGNREGS works.

Read our policy brief on the study here.

The study also informed a T20 policy note. Click here to read more.