Asia Research Brief #34 | Digitizing Ration Cards: Curbing Corruption or Securing Food Security for All?

Guillaume Dandurand (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sherbrooke) examines India’s attempts to reduce bureaucratic corruption within the systems used to distribute food rations to poor households across the country through the digitization of ration cards.

During his 17 months of field research, he discovered that while the new system did constrain corruption, it created new challenges to some rightful recipients.

Click on the following link to download the pdf: Digitizing Ration Cards: Curbing Corruption or Securing Food Security for All?

Guillaume is a former YCAR Graduate Associate (Social Anthropology) and now a postdoctoral fellow, Chaire de recherche du Canada en épistémologie pratique at the Université de Sherbrooke.

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