The smallest Indian state has proposed a UBI for its more than 600,000 citizens. While UBI studies in developing countries vary substantially from those in developed countries, they can be helpful in showing what the impacts of such a policy are.

Sikkim, situated in the Himalayas, has provided a promising venue for giving the UBI program experiment the elements it needs to start.

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Emma Dahl Comments

Implementation of a UBI across an entire state is a huge step in learning about the impacts of UBI.

When UBI is only given to some people in an area for trials, it doesn’t reflect the macroeconomic impacts of such a policy. This experiment in India has the potential to reveal new information about how a UBI affects the economy.