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Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India
Sep 21, 2007

Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India

Brigadier V R P Sarathy (retd) initiated a discussion on Political Developments in Pakistan and Impact on India on Saturday 22, 2007 in ORF Chennai. He started his discussion on Pakistan's political development with Stephen P. Cohen's words: 'Pakistan is cursed by history but blessed by geography - always at the right place at the wrong time'.

Post-pandemic development priorities: Need for SDG-consistent macroeconomic frameworks
Dec 23, 2020

Post-pandemic development priorities: Need for SDG-consistent macroeconomic frameworks

It is good governance at the implementation level that becomes a pre-condition for achieving the goals through improving public expenditure efficiency

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy
Mar 17, 2020

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy

This paper argues in favour of integrating valuation of ecosystem services in development policy planning in India. The paper presents three cases where monetary values of ecosystem services have been estimated to illustrate the significance of the exercise: the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in Uttarakhand, the Kunigal Wetlands in Karnataka, and the Indian Sundarbans Delta (ISD) in West Bengal. The first two cases highlight the ecosystem-livelihoods

Promoting South South Development Cooperation: Role of India
Oct 20, 2015

Promoting South South Development Cooperation: Role of India

In the recently inked sustainable development goals (SDG's) which identify international cooperation priorities and set the paradigm for global cooperation, India would be a key contributor laying emphasis on south-south development cooperation as an important pillar of the SDG's post 2015.

Prospects of harnessing Indian experience in the digital revolution to support Africa’s development
Nov 05, 2022

Prospects of harnessing Indian experience in the digital revolution to support Africa’s development

As the world is poised to embrace more digital innovations, India has a golden opportunity to showcase its willingness and capacity to contribute towa

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development
Feb 15, 2019

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development

In many ways, some of the worst fears of the security forces have come true.

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 16, 2021

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific

Multidimensional development-linked cooperation, as initiated by Quad, should be seen by countries in the region as an enabler to harmonise domestic s

Recommendations for India-US Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 15, 2021

Recommendations for India-US Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Defence cooperation is the dominant component of the India-US bilateral relationship. India seeks to leverage this aspect in the Indo-Pacific to diversify the scope of nascent plurilaterals, integrate with US frameworks to expand cooperation with regional nations, and consolidate its position as the preeminent partner for extra-regional players. This brief recommends that India take advantage of ongoing development initiatives with the US and ide

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth
Aug 24, 2023

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth

By embracing the inclusive wealth paradigm, India has the opportunity to reimagine progress in a way that harmonises the aspirations of humanity with

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens
Aug 30, 2019

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens

Engaging youth in the SDG debate will require more than classroom education — it’s time we saw greater online innovation.

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges:  Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery
Nov 24, 2023

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges: Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery

Traditional development financing is proving insufficient to address overlapping global challenges, such as climate change and fragile contexts. This brief explores new thinking in development finance through two examples. The first is Islamic climate finance, which constitutes less than 2 percent of global Islamic finance. The brief identifies policy priorities and proposes dedicated Islamic climate-finance windows (e.g., in the Green Climate Fu

Revisiting the “paradox of thrift”: India’s Union Budget 2022 through a holistic development lens
Feb 01, 2022

Revisiting the “paradox of thrift”: India’s Union Budget 2022 through a holistic development lens

Budget 2022’s attempt to deal with critical challenges that the Indian economy will face is welcome, but a more holistic approach is still the need

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India
May 04, 2023

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India

The early years, particularly the first 1,000 days, are a critical period in a child’s development, with lifelong impacts. Evidence shows that one of the most effective strategies for economic growth is investing in the developmental growth of at-risk young children. However, early childhood development (ECD) programmes are severely challenged by the sheer scale of need in the face of early childhood care and education losses due to COVID-19 me

Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia
Jul 22, 2023

Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia

The purpose of this paper is to reopen policy debates on the role of agricultural mechanisation in rural development. The paper examines very different and diverse patterns of agricultural mechanisation in some South Asian countries over the last 30 years

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development
Jan 18, 2022

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development

By investing now to build a green, resilient and inclusive economy, countries can turn the challenges of COVID-19 and climate change into opportunitie

Some issues to ponder with the proposed Development Finance Institution in India
Mar 18, 2021

Some issues to ponder with the proposed Development Finance Institution in India

The need for an institution to provide for capital expenditure (capex) for the infrastructure spree that the nation intends to indulge in is supreme.

Sri Lanka: Trincomalee in development discourse
Aug 03, 2012

Sri Lanka: Trincomalee in development discourse

In a masterly stroke aimed at improving bilateral economic relations on the one hand, and job opportunities for the Tamil victims of the ethnic war, New Delhi and Colombo have agreed to set up Special Economic Zones (SEZ) for Indian engineering.

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns
Sep 01, 2023

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns

The central challenge in DAMH is the misalignment between the goals of recipients and the priorities of donors

Supporting climate resilient development in India
Jun 15, 2015

Supporting climate resilient development in India

Indian climate policy-making should 'mainstream' adaptation strategies into development planning to better address climate change. The Indian Government had formulated the National Action Plan on Climate Change in 2008.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India
Jun 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India

The unending densification of cities rob all the initiatives from making a visible positive impact

Sustainable development: Evolution of a kind
Jun 09, 2023

Sustainable development: Evolution of a kind

To successfully implement Agenda 2030, a fresh perspective is required, whereby the economic and social facets of the SDGs are conceptualised as integ

Sustainable development: Shared problems need shared solutions
Nov 15, 2021

Sustainable development: Shared problems need shared solutions

The developed world needs to take more responsibility and address negative spillovers caused by their actions.

Sustainable food value chains for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct 17, 2022

Sustainable food value chains for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The circular economy plays a pivotal role in tackling the climate crisis and achieving the SDGs

The Blue Economy: Charting a New Development Path in the Seychelles
Aug 13, 2020

The Blue Economy: Charting a New Development Path in the Seychelles

The Seychelles’ geographical advantages have given it economic gains from its main Blue Economy (BE) sectors—fisheries and tourism. However, overexploitation and unsustainable management practices have placed undue pressure on these resources. In 2018, the country conceived a sustainable ocean-based development pathway—the Seychelles’ Blue Economy Strategic Framework and Roadmap. Various socio-economic and environmental challenges threate

The developmental implications of the Union Budget 2021
Feb 01, 2021

The developmental implications of the Union Budget 2021

Much in contrary to the thinking that “markets are ruthless,” the lockdown brought to the fore the importance of market forces in promoting equity

The emergence of the New Development Bank
Jul 25, 2014

The emergence of the New Development Bank

The BRICS' National Development Bank is not trying to replace the IMF-World Bank. It will play a complementary role, catering to the needs of developing countries.

The Future of India’s Development Cooperation in Afghanistan
Nov 08, 2021

The Future of India’s Development Cooperation in Afghanistan

In August 2021, Kabul fell to the Taliban, marking their return nearly 20 years since they first ruled Afghanistan in the mid-1990s. This report examines the prospects of restarting India’s engagements in Afghanistan under the current Taliban regime. It builds on the insights shared during an exclusive, virtual roundtable organised by ORF’s Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED) in September 2021, and makes a case for India to consider the

The G20 and the role of Public Development Banks in fostering sustainable agri-food systems
Oct 31, 2022

The G20 and the role of Public Development Banks in fostering sustainable agri-food systems

The G20 will need to deliver on its collaborative commitment to accelerate the investment momentum in our agri-food systems in order to build sustaina

The gender lens in development discourse
Jun 12, 2020

The gender lens in development discourse

Despite the suffusion of gender in almost all socio-cultural-economic-environmental endeavour, the gender lens to development needs to be interpreted

The implications of the growing population on human development in India
Jul 11, 2023

The implications of the growing population on human development in India

India can reap the benefits of demographic change and achieve equitable and sustainable development for its growing population only through a holistic