by Resmi P Bhaskaran and Rajesh Ravi

Three years into the pandemic, this report assesses the track record of the Indian state of Kerala in addressing the health and livelihood challenges during the peak crisis period. The authors elaborate on how the Government of Kerala effectively used the wide network of its women’s empowerment project – The Kudumbashree – to enhance livelihoods especially focussing on farming and livelihood activities. They argue that this gender sensitive approach helped reduce food insecurity and facilitated employment especially by increasing the women work participation rate.

This report is published by Focus on the Global South with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – South Asia office.