Via an email from WAVEr Ishani Sen:
HARD WORK, NO PAY
(Yes, we're back!)
IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR THE PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (PDS)?
WOULD CASH TRANSFERS BE BETTER
These are important questions today, especially in the context of the National Food Security Act. We believe that sound policies need to combine "cool" ideas with ground realities. To this end, we plan to conduct a survey during the month of June to study the PDS in ten Indian states.
ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME
Essential requirements: Volunteers should be prepared to work in rural areas for at least three weeks, without modern comforts. Prior experience of fieldwork, are preferred but not essential. Fluency in any of the following languages will be a bonus: Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telegu. We will be covering your expenses, but there will be no remuneration.
If you are interested, please send us your c.v. at firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 April, 2011. Extra marks for early birds -we start screening applications on 10 April, 2011!