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Gramvaani has a rich history of developing mixed media content that includes audio-video stories, developing reports based on surveys conducted with population cut off from mainstream media channels and publishing research papers that helps in changing the way policies are designed for various schemes. Our blog section is curation of those different types of content.

Aug ’20: #NotStatusQuo

admin 23 April 2021

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.