Welfare Schemes, the State and Corruption in
South Asia: International Workshop, June 19–20, 2017

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Katharina Michaelowa (Department of Political Science) and Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin (Department of Indian Studies).


In its bid to alleviate poverty, the Indian state has been providing citizens with a growing range of welfare entitlements—ranging from pensions, housing plots, free midday meals, employment guarantees through the NREGA scheme, and subsidized rations. However the extent to which these entitlements have reached their intended beneficiaries has varied across states, and across regions within states. In this conference, international scholars from across several disciplines will seek to explain why particular schemes have or haven’t been successfully implemented in different Indian contexts.

Time and Location

Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Ramistrasse 59, CH-8001 Zurich
Monday, June 19 Room RAA E-08 9:00−18:30
Tuesday, June 20 Room RAA E-30 9:00−18:30

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