Social auditing has helped improve the reach and quality of welfare measures meant for the poor in six of Odisha’s most backward districts, a study has concluded. A social audit enables the evaluation of policy schemes through discussions between beneficiaries, government bodies and the implementers.
In six of the poorest and least developed districts of Odhisha--Koraput, Balangir, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Kalahandi--a social audit of four welfare schemes was conducted between January and March 2018. This was followed by a second audit between December 2018 and February 2019.
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First Published: Tue, August 27 2019. 07:24 IST