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COVID-19 pandemic response: Comparing the Indian and Chinese approaches
Sep 20, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic response: Comparing the Indian and Chinese approaches

Analysing the success of China’s authoritarian model and its democratic counterpart in India

African Union summit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Feb 23, 2021

African Union summit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The AU is trying to hold its own with the reforms. It is trying to be more efficient and transparent. However, the reforms are more technocratic than

Cancer patients face new challenges during COVID-19 pandemic
May 09, 2020

Cancer patients face new challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Cancer patients must learn to treat the post-COVID-19 world as a ‘new normal,’ and remain focused on what they need to do to manage their illness

Digital Public Goods in times of crises: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital sovereignty
Oct 26, 2022

Digital Public Goods in times of crises: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital sovereignty

An analysis of how the DHIS2 open-source platform was used in Sri Lanka, Norway, and Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic

How the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the frailty of social protection in the US
May 24, 2023

How the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the frailty of social protection in the US

As the COVID-19 infection rate continues to increase in the United States (US), this brief examines the country’s social protection system and compares it to those of other rich OECD countries. It argues that implementing basic social protection measures in a time of crisis such as this, may be costly both in resources and time. While addressing immediate needs imposed by the public health emergency is priority, in the long term, institutionali

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on India’s federalism
Nov 27, 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on India’s federalism

The pandemic proved that the Centre and states have different roles but need to work closely during a crisis, instead of adopting a centralised approa

India’s security choices during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sep 02, 2021

India’s security choices during the COVID-19 pandemic

While the virus is threatening to rise again in a ‘third wave,’ China has literally dug in at high altitudes in its quest to secure real estate an

Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity access  
Jan 04, 2022

Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity access  

To meet the SDG target of universal access to electricity and regain the lost momentum, off-grid solutions must be embraced in the short term    

Islamophobia and the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK
May 29, 2020

Islamophobia and the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Although anti-Muslim prejudice is already a huge problem in the UK — the fact that even a pandemic will not stop people from spreading bigotry and s

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Jan 27, 2021

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

India’s leap into the services and IT sector without first going through the appropriate growth models and methods of educating and skilling its ent

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India
Nov 28, 2020

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

The goal of universal healthcare cannot be achieved without building accessible health facilities for people with disabilities.

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures
Sep 14, 2021

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures

The pandemic has exacerbated the income and digital divide in Brazil, particularly amongst the children and youth demographic

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Germany’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 21, 2020

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Germany’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Germany’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has earned it almost all-round approval. This special report argues that there is indeed much that German policy has gotten right. But it is also important to keep an eye on the limitations and failings, for which Germany – and other countries that seek to emulate it – might end up paying a very dear price. In contrast, a timely correction of some aspects of German policy could help pre-empt bo

Third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India: What lies ahead?
Jan 22, 2022

Third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India: What lies ahead?

India’s successful vaccination drive along with relevant revisions in its strategy have proved useful in the third wave

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities
May 04, 2020

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities

High-density urban agglomerations may be sustainable in terms of the economies of scale their populations provide. Yet, as proven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these same urban spaces are nearly defenceless in times of unprecedented disease outbreaks. A pandemic poses many risks to the millions who live in dense megacities, whether in wealthy countries or developing ones. The sheer density of the population of these cities provides an ideal e

#Omicron in India: कोरोना वायरस का ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट भारत के लिये कितना घातक?
Jul 30, 2023

#Omicron in India: कोरोना वायरस का ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट भारत के लिये कितना घातक?

क्या हमने ओमिक्रॉन का सामना करने वाले दुनिया के तमाम देश�

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy
Jan 03, 2021

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy

The year 2020 was a bad year for the world, owing to Covid-19 pandemic, but for the Middle East, it was even worse.

A Game of Shadows: Growth, Distribution, and Systemic Shocks in the Bangladesh Economy
Jul 18, 2023

A Game of Shadows: Growth, Distribution, and Systemic Shocks in the Bangladesh Economy

Bangladesh was one of the few countries in the world to sustain a positive economic growth rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, it is experiencing symptoms that could stall such impressive record: rising divergences in the government’s fiscal balance; the precarious Balance of Payments situation; rapidly declining foreign exchange reserves; demand-supply gaps in the energy markets; and inflationary tendencies. The exogenous shocks

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World
Aug 03, 2023

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the widespread adoption of digitaltechnologies across the globe. The pace of digitalisation—from the micro levels ofeducation and e-commerce to the macro levels of supply chains and productionnetworks—has galvanised governments to advance digital regulations. Thetightrope walk of creating policies that enable digital innovation and ensureregulations are in the larger public interest have led to inte

A roadmap for sustainable food security
Apr 26, 2021

A roadmap for sustainable food security

Given the rapidly growing population, resource constraints and climate change concerns, accompanied by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic — it is

A sign of growing maturity
Feb 19, 2022

A sign of growing maturity

Is India stepping into global and regional leadership mode?

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
May 25, 2023

African Human Capital investment: Crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Multiple overlapping global crises—such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change-related natural disasters, and regional armed conflicts—have high

Aligning climate and health goals
Nov 02, 2021

Aligning climate and health goals

The sustainable development, climate action and COVID-19 recovery strands of the common agenda need to be better aligned to target the most vulnerable

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change
May 12, 2023

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change

Will the government’s ambitious mission, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’ eventually prove to be a missed opportunity? Earmarking funds worth 10 percent of India’s GDP, the mission not only aims to respond to the devastating blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to serve as a long-term roadmap to growth. It is largely hinged on business-as-usual practices, including providing a push to the coal sector, which may be under

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests
Sep 23, 2021

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests

New Delhi and Canberra have had to bear the brunt of increasingly belligerent Chinese behavior in the Indo-Pacific, pushing their bilateral relationship to new heights.

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries
May 26, 2023

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries

This paper presents a status report of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) on two crucial development parameters—inequality and poverty—that have a significant bearing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; especially SDG-1 and SDG-10). The paper tracks the origins and movements of absolute and relative poverty, and income and wealth inequality in the BRICS economies over time, highlights the associated cha

Biological Weapons and Biosecurity - Lessons from the COVID19 war
May 10, 2020

Biological Weapons and Biosecurity - Lessons from the COVID19 war

In the second of a two-part series on how the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown open doubts on biosecurity, Ambassador Lakshmi Puri writes on how internati

Biological weapons and biosecurity — Lessons from the COVID-19 war
May 09, 2020

Biological weapons and biosecurity — Lessons from the COVID-19 war

In the first of a two-part series on how the COVID-19 pandemic has raised consciousness about the dangers of biological warfare Ambassador Puri writes

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence
Feb 28, 2024

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence

The recent expansion of BRICS places it as a potential voice for the Global South in economic, trade, and investment matters

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications
Dec 28, 2020

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications

Driving all of the visions is the fact that the world’s infrastructure needs far exceed what any single country can provide. And those needs are onl

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20
May 05, 2023

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20

This brief discusses one of the most crucial challenges to effective global governance for development: bridging the financing gap for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It considers the role of the G20 in addressing this gap, and outlines a 10-point action plan for the grouping. The aim is to bolster the financing required to achieve the SDGs in the next six and a half years—serving as an update to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of 2015 in l

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Aug 16, 2023

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems

Climate change, conflicts, and various crises have exposed the vulnerabilities of global food systems. Acute food insecurity and undernourishment have become more prevalent in recent times, and the imperative is to build more robust and sustainable food systems that do not adversely impact the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only underlined the importance of food security in times of crises. This brief explores the promise of clima

Building Future-Proof Global Value Chains
Aug 14, 2023

Building Future-Proof Global Value Chains

Recent global events have underscored the importance of economic integration even as they have exposed the fragility of global value chains (GVCs). The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, highlighted the systemic risks to the functioning of GVCs. This brief explores the factors that impact the creation of production networks and recommends key methods to make GVCs more stable and sustainable to withstand potential shocks.

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’
May 06, 2020

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to unfold in February, India’s dependence on Chinese inputs for the production of pharmaceutical products was debated intensely. This special report argues that the narrow discussion has fallen short in capturing India’s crucial role in global health as a provider of health-related goods to many developing countries. The report analyses trade data on over 200 categories of health-related goods, and provides quan

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?
Apr 22, 2021

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?

The COVID-19 pandemic has mutated into a global political economy crisis, with new fault lines emerging along market shares and intellectual property

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape
Jul 07, 2021

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape

During the Cold War, India navigated its external relations guided largely by the doctrine and practice of non-alignment. In these contemporary times, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to inaugurate a period of heightened geopolitical rivalries, with the United States and China as the principal poles. India will be differently positioned in this post-Covid “new normal” than it was in the era of the Cold War and therefore will need differe

Changing Geographies of Work: India’s Online Gig Workers in a Digitalised Labour Market
Nov 18, 2021

Changing Geographies of Work: India’s Online Gig Workers in a Digitalised Labour Market

Digital labour platforms—or online marketplaces that connect work providers and work seekers—will undoubtedly help shape the future of work. This brief studies the platforms targeted at online gig workers (or freelancers), who use them to find digital work opportunities in their home market or elsewhere, and then produce and deliver their services remotely. The brief explains the underlying technological and economic drivers and how the Covid

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic
Sep 14, 2021

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic

The material and non-material needs of children have been drowned out by other priorities during this pandemic

China is Putting Limits to Online Gaming for Kids, Indian Policymakers Must Step in Too
Sep 06, 2021

China is Putting Limits to Online Gaming for Kids, Indian Policymakers Must Step in Too

India has seen a huge jump in screen time by 25 per cent (4.9 hours pre-COVID to 6.9 hours) during the pandemic.

Combining the Best of North-South and South-South Development Cooperation: The Case for Triangular Partnerships
Mar 30, 2023

Combining the Best of North-South and South-South Development Cooperation: The Case for Triangular Partnerships

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed most economies into recession and heightened inequalities within and across countries. Mitigating current challenges requires greater solidarity, innovative thinking, and more effective international development cooperation. This paper makes a case for triangular cooperation as an instrument of development cooperation in current times. It outlines its advantages, examines the challenges involved in such partnerships,

Containment policy may fail to deter China
Aug 18, 2020

Containment policy may fail to deter China

China has been less harmed by the tariff war than was expected, and it has been remarkably resistant to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the only economy in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook update that is likely to have a positive growth rate of 1 per cent in 2020. This has probably reinforced Xi’s belief that a strong one-party state is better able to handle the challenges. He has also pushed state-owned market enterprises to follow market rules