Meal scheme in ‘capability trap’4 min read . Updated: 21 Feb 2013, 10:29 PM IST
States remain stuck in the capability trap as they mimic the forms and structures of successful organizations
In a recently published paper, economists Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock and Matt Andrews argue that many developing countries are stuck in a “capability trap" in which the “appearance of development activity masks the lack of functional development activity". India’s experience with implementing the Mid- Day Meal (MDM) Scheme is a good case study on how this capability trap unfolds.
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