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The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India
Development | Sustainable Development Jun 29, 2017

The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India

The ‘Compact with Africa’ (CWA) is the main pillar of a renewed G20 partnership with the continent. Its objective is to attract more private investment to Africa, especially for infrastructure. African countries face the challenge of diversifying their economies and promoting industries and services that ...

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age
Gender | Sustainable Development Jun 28, 2017

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age

Women make up a majority of the four billion people excluded from the digital economy. Policy narratives assert that the digital economy has the potential to transform the world of work. Conversely, there are concerns that the existing ‘digital divide’ within and across nations will ...

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?
Development | Sustainable Development | Climate Change Jun 28, 2017

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?

Nearly 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are facing what has been described as the largest food crisis in the world in 70 years. Conflict is the main reason behind these famines, abetted by drought, climate change, poverty, and the existing ...

Implementation issues in India’s GST
Indian Economy | Economic Reforms | Sustainable Development Jun 23, 2017

Implementation issues in India’s GST

ndia is attempting to introduce a streamlined tax system to handle indirect taxation within the country. While the new system has been acknowledged as beneficial in a number of ways, there remain concerns regarding its implementation. If handled poorly, this tax reform could have long-term ...

India-Russia military-technical cooperation: Beyond commercial relations
Indian Foreign Policy | Great Power Dynamics | Defence and Security Jun 22, 2017

India-Russia military-technical cooperation: Beyond commercial relations

The India-Russia military technical relationship has withstood the test of time. Despite strains since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the relationship has remained highly critical both in terms of the level of trust between the two states and the imperatives of sustaining a military-technical ...

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide
Media and Internet Jun 21, 2017

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide

Africa is facing a digital divide. Access to the internet and related digital services is low, and in most countries, the supporting regulatory framework is not in place; nor are the necessary data and logistics infrastructure. At the same time, there are various examples of ...

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India
Healthcare | Sustainable Development Jun 09, 2017

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India

The prevalence of malnutrition—encompassing both undernutrition and overnutrition—is an important indicator of a country’s health. Those who are either undernourished or are obese underperform in various aspects of life, missing out on opportunities to become productive members of society. India is among those countries in ...

India-Russia economic and energy cooperation: The way ahead
Indian Foreign Policy | Economic Diplomacy Jun 07, 2017

India-Russia economic and energy cooperation: The way ahead

Economic ties were the cornerstone of Indo-Soviet relations. Even the 1971 Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, which was essentially of a political-security nature, stressed upon “economic, scientific and technological cooperation”.[1] Although the India-Russia ties in general survived the upheavals of the early 1990s, economic relations ...

Examining the limitations of India’s online visa regime
International Trade and Investment | Sustainable Development May 30, 2017

Examining the limitations of India’s online visa regime

In November 2014, India introduced a visa facility allowing foreign travellers wanting to come to India for recreational purposes, casual visits with friends or relatives, short-duration medical treatment or business visits, to apply for their visa online. Since then, the government has taken specific initiatives ...

The enduring relevance of India-Russia relations
Indian Foreign Policy | Great Power Dynamics May 25, 2017

The enduring relevance of India-Russia relations

The impact of Indo-Russian relations on the domestic and foreign policies of India from the 1960s is difficult to underestimate. The USSR was instrumental in helping independent India industrialise, develop its scientific potential, and defend its territorial integrity. The Indo-Russian relationship developed a level of ...

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Bantirani Patro

Bantirani Patro

Bantirani Patro is a Research Associate at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. Formerly, she worked at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies and the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi as a Research Intern. ...

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Bashir Ali Abbas

Bashir Ali Abbas is a Research Associate at the Council for Strategic and Defense Research, New Delhi. He is also a South Asia Visiting Fellow (2024) at the Stimson Center, Washington DC and a columnist for Hindustan Times Premium (Eye ...

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