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Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission
Indian Economy | Gender | Economic Reforms | GENDER ISSUES Aug 11, 2023

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. This principle is also found in the SDG 2030 Agenda where its signatories, including India, reaffirmed their commitment to mainstreaming gender development and ensuring equal representation of women in political and economic decision-making. This paper outlines gender-budgeting norms ...

The Imperatives of India’s Climate Response
Energy | Climate Change Aug 11, 2023

The Imperatives of India’s Climate Response

As the global climate crisis intensifies, nations are becoming more hard-pressed to formulate responses that will be acceptable to all stakeholders. In an effort to understand India’s approach to addressing the challenges of climate change, this paper describes the natural circumstances that have historically shaped ...

Russia and the Future of the Arctic
International Affairs | International Trade and Investment | Maritime Security Aug 11, 2023

Russia and the Future of the Arctic

Russia—the state with the longest Arctic coastline—is embarking on an ambitious plan to benefit from the vast natural resources of the region, while undertaking a military modernisation effort that had been stalled after the end of the Cold War. As one of the strongest players ...

China-India relations in economic forums: Examining the regional comprehensive economic partnership
Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy | Indian Economy | China Foreign Policy | Economic Diplomacy | Economic Reforms Aug 11, 2023

China-India relations in economic forums: Examining the regional comprehensive economic partnership

This paper examines China and India’s economic engagements at the bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral levels. The evaluation is made in the context of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the mega-regional trade agreement in the east in which both nations are parties. The paper argues ...

Contra massive retaliation: Possible trajectories of a flexible response deterrent strategy for India
Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy | Nuclear Security | Indian Defence Aug 11, 2023

Contra massive retaliation: Possible trajectories of a flexible response deterrent strategy for India

The extant scholarship on India’s nuclear doctrine, while problematising the credibility deficit in the strategy of massive retaliation, fails to provide a policy alternative. This study examines the alternative of flexible response available for India and makes an assessment of whether it provides a solution ...

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade
Economics and Finance | Developing and Emerging Economies | Sustainable Development Aug 11, 2023

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade

The African countries are set to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area or AfCFTA, the biggest free trade agreement in the world since the World Trade Organization was created in the 1990s. When implemented, the AfCFTA is projected to increase intra-African trade by 52.3 ...

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J. M. Mauskar

J. M. Mauskar

Spending more than 34 years as a Public Servant as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service he has had ’hands on’ experience of International Trade, Investment Promotion, Overseas Investments, International Contracts, Dynamics of Petroleum Sector and Environmental issues, especially ...

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Preeti Kapuria

Preeti Kapuria was a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment development and agriculture. The approach is to understand the linkages between biodiversity ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services and to examine how environmental governance participatory ...

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