Despite massive funds flowing into social programs, development has been slow and there is huge mismatch between outcomes achieved and funds spent. One of the primary reasons behind this poor performance is inefficient delivery and tracking mechanisms adopted by various government departments leading to leakages and benefit not reaching the ones who need them most. CDFI’s technology platform, BETS is trying to solve this problem by delivering and tracking benefits at the final mile using a basic smartphone. Use of a smart digital solution will enable plugging the leakages in benefit delivery and ensuring benefits are provided to the intended beneficiaries.
BETS is a web and mobile based innovation that facilitates in-cash as well as in-kind benefit delivery at the last mile. BETS can be used to –
Tracking Nutrition Delivery in Anganwadis in Telangana
BETS is being used by Telangana government to track nutrition delivery to children and women at anganwadis in Mahabubnagar district. The solution has been rolled out across 44 anganwadis and nutrition, health and preschool education activities of 1,540 beneficiaries (women and children) is being monitored using BETS daily. However, BETS is now being replaced by CAS hence project has been closed.
Cash incentives to TB Patients For Completing TB Course
BETS has been integrated with eNikshay suite (a web based solution for monitoring TB patients) to ensure processing of payments in the form of reimbursements and incentives to TB patients and agencies (chemists, labs, doctors, compounders). BETS tracks a patient’s adherence to the course and on achievement of certain milestones cash is transferred in the respective bank accounts. So far, using BETS, more than ? 32 million have been transferred into the bank accounts of 180,000 beneficiaries (163,102 TB patients and 14,655 agencies) for adhering to the treatment cycle. The project has been closed after successful implementation.