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The sharp power of development diplomacy and China’s edge
Apr 11, 2018

The sharp power of development diplomacy and China’s edge

Chinese development diplomacy not only offers alternative sources of finance, but also presents a model that seems to overcome the major criticisms of

The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency
Jul 13, 2021

The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency

The stability and security of Mozambique is a cause of international concern.

The STEAG: A new development in the army’s technological capabilities
Apr 30, 2024

The STEAG: A new development in the army’s technological capabilities

The STEAG is a step in the right direction to ensure effective communications and bridge the gaps in the Indian Army’s capabilities

The Sustainability Thread in India’s Development Partnerships
Oct 04, 2021

The Sustainability Thread in India’s Development Partnerships

This brief analyses the alignment between India’s development partnerships since Independence, and sustainability goals. It conducts the examination using three phases of India’s development partnerships—i.e., Phase 1, 1947-1990; Phase 2, 1991-2008; and Phase 3, post-2008—and finds that the country’s development cooperation agenda has historically incorporated objectives of sustainable growth. This pattern would continue throughout the

The Sustainable Development Agenda: Evaluating the G20 as a Stage for National and Collective Goals
May 10, 2023

The Sustainable Development Agenda: Evaluating the G20 as a Stage for National and Collective Goals

This brief examines the contribution of the G20 in facilitating the implementation of its member countries’ sustainable development goals. It reviews the G20 priorities over the years, its informal governance mechanisms, and the progress made so far by the member countries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The brief finds that even as the G20 has aligned its priorities and initiatives with the SDGs, the responsibility fo

The Tsinghua of economic development in Pakistan
May 13, 2020

The Tsinghua of economic development in Pakistan

Despite the persistence and spread of the corona pandemic, China has managed to use cultural centres as a tool to maintain its influence and geopoliti

The World Population Day 2022: A new development paradigm for a resilient future
Jul 11, 2022

The World Population Day 2022: A new development paradigm for a resilient future

A more holistic developmental paradigm that incorporates the SDG goals needs to be adopted for a resilient ad sustainable future.

To view developments in the neighbourhood simply as ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ is myopic
Feb 27, 2018

To view developments in the neighbourhood simply as ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ is myopic

Whether or not a military intervention in Male would have restored democracy without harming India’s credibility in the region is uncertain. That it would not have limited Beijing’s growing profile is unquestionable.

Tracking India’s Infrastructure Development Near the Line of Actual Control
Oct 17, 2023

Tracking India’s Infrastructure Development Near the Line of Actual Control

The pace of Indian infrastructure building along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) bordering China has historically been slow due to financial and doctrinal constraints, but has accelerated in the past 20 years. Construction has become more efficient owing to bureaucratic changes and the infusion of greater financial resources. This paper attributes these changes to strategic compulsions brought about by Chinese actions—both diplomatic and on-th

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development
Nov 05, 2020

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development

India is ranked third globally in terms of venture capital funding, behind only the US and China. With the total year-on-year funding amount increasin

Transferable Development Rights and Mumbai
Mar 04, 2021

Transferable Development Rights and Mumbai

The most important reform that needs to be introduced is to permit the use of Transferable Development Rights (TDR) across the entire State and not ju

Triangular Development Partnerships are the need of the hour
Nov 04, 2022

Triangular Development Partnerships are the need of the hour

Triangular partnerships can provide solutions to the most pressing challenges of today and play an important role in achieving the SDGs

Uable: Creativity-focused skill development in the 6-14 age group for next-gen leadership
Nov 12, 2020

Uable: Creativity-focused skill development in the 6-14 age group for next-gen leadership

An approach to building a child’s creative intelligence and skill development through real life roles, and building a strong sense of self and commu

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development

Although several options exist to address the troika of climate change, health, and food systems, there are hurdles in developing implementable and su

Union Budget 2022 and post-pandemic development imperatives: Between theatrics and action
Feb 03, 2022

Union Budget 2022 and post-pandemic development imperatives: Between theatrics and action

This essay examines the Union Budget 2022 from the perspective of the changing paradigm of development governance as acknowledged globally.

Urban and Regional Development Initiatives in India
Aug 05, 2008

Urban and Regional Development Initiatives in India

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) India-China Centre (Kolkata) in association with the University of Calcutta, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Kolkata), and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, supported a seminar on Urban Experiences: India, China and the Chinese Indians. The seminar was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kolkata on August 5, 2008 at the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, Calc

Urban development authorities as property developers
Jun 01, 2019

Urban development authorities as property developers

While it is expected that urban development authorities will deal in land and use its planning powers and land bank to raise resources, turning into a

Urban development needs more attention, says Jagmohan
May 15, 2009

Urban development needs more attention, says Jagmohan

Jagmohan's address to the ORF faculty included a discussion on six important topics, namely slums and illegal constructions, human settlement patterns, culturally significant towns, cities and climate change, pattern of governance after the enactment of the Constitution (seventy-fourth amendment) Act, and resource mobilisation for city development

Urbanisation and coastal development: From confrontation to consultation
Jun 07, 2022

Urbanisation and coastal development: From confrontation to consultation

A more holistic approach needs to be adopted, keeping the aspirations and apprehensions of the local communities in mind while employing sustainable u

Ushering a new era of development partnerships
Aug 15, 2023

Ushering a new era of development partnerships

As India completes 76 years of achieving independence, its emergence as a pivotal development partner has kickstarted a gradual revolution in global d

Utkrisht Development Impact Bond: A solution for financing maternal health
Jul 26, 2019

Utkrisht Development Impact Bond: A solution for financing maternal health

Given the fiscal constraints confronting government agencies — the DIB opens up an alternative, valuable window of opportunity.

Why India should engage in development work with China in neighbouring regions
Aug 27, 2018

Why India should engage in development work with China in neighbouring regions

The idea of hotline, now stuck up on protocol issues, will play a role in reducing tensions between India and China.

Why the meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar is important
May 23, 2017

Why the meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar is important

The general meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar could improve India’s engagement with a continent where it has lagged behind China in project execution.

Women in power are the key to sustainable development
Jul 19, 2023

Women in power are the key to sustainable development

The pursuit of sustainable development cannot be effectively undertaken without the full and equal participation of women at all levels of decision-ma

#Air Pollution: कार्बन बाज़ार स्थापित करके वायु प्रदूषण से मुकाबला
Sep 12, 2022

#Air Pollution: कार्बन बाज़ार स्थापित करके वायु प्रदूषण से मुकाबला

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