Our #NotStatusQuo campaign for improvements in the delivery of social protection measures, is now in its final stages. We ran it throughout June and July to seek feedback from researchers, activists, and development sector professionals, and a final report is now online [Hindi version]. A Google doc version is editable, and we welcome any comments to strengthen this further.
The campaign draws attention to solving several issues with the public distribution system, direct benefit transfers, banking channels, G2C communication systems, documentation of workers especially for social security, and access to public schemes and services by inter-state migrant workers. Many of these solutions are easily achievable through technological fixes in the design of the IT (Information Technology) infrastructure to access social protection measures, and draws attention to the need for more careful design of technology so that it can truly empower the beneficiaries and citizens it aims to benefit.