The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is India’s most ambitious job guarantee legislation. To bring transparency and accountability into the scheme, OneWorld Foundation India developed and deployed an icon-led and voice-enabled info-kiosk to help illiterate workers access information on the legislation, their rights, entitlements, wages due, attendance etc.
Aspiring workers can register for workers after biometric authentication and get receipts. The system also provides for the government to keep track of the workers’ shifts and pay them accordingly.
Partners/Supporters: Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India) and UNDP.
Implementation region: Rajasthan, India