Ankush Khanna

Posts by Ankush Khanna

Can “Behavioural Science” Bell Scheme Design Cat? Insights from Exploratory Research on the Public Distribution System in India

The blog highlights the complexities involved in Public Distribution System and why it is imperative for the government to conduct a detailed market and behavioural research before changing the existing system.

Using “Behavioural Sciences” to Make Consumers “Give It Up” – The Case of LPG Subsidy

The PAHAL programme of DBT had achieved remarkable success. However, its ‘Give It Up’ campaign is yet to replicate this success. Our focus note explores this issue.

Setting Public Distribution System Right: Touchstone Case for Direct Benefit Transfers – Part II

In this note on the Public Distribution System (PDS), we compare three alternative distribution models: biometric authentication through Point of Sale (PoS) devices, food coupons, and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Setting Public Distribution System Right: The Case for ‘Direct Benefit Transfers’ – Part I

This note covers the issues that plague the public distribution system (PDS) in India; alternative methods for distribution being piloted; and necessary steps required to run a successful PDS scheme.’

Can “Behavioural Science” Bell Scheme Design Cat? Insights from Exploratory Research on the Public Distribution System in India

The blog highlights the complexities involved in Public Distribution System and why it is imperative for the government to conduct a detailed market and behavioural research before changing the existing system.