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The Crucial 60 Percent: Building the Commonwealth’s Youth Capital
Jul 17, 2023

The Crucial 60 Percent: Building the Commonwealth’s Youth Capital

Young people across the world today are facing multiple challenges: lost school years due to the pandemic-induced lockdowns, the looming climate crisis, increasingly dangerous virtual spaces, and food and energy security concerns triggered by the Ukraine-Russia conflict. This paper analyses the challenges facing the youths of the Commonwealth, where 60 percent of the combined population are under 30 years old, and explores the investments require

The defining relationship of South Asia
Sep 06, 2022

The defining relationship of South Asia

It is hoped that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India not only heightens bilateral relations between the two countries but also benefits the entire region

The Economics of Peace: A Nepalese Perspective
Jul 23, 2023

The Economics of Peace: A Nepalese Perspective

Understanding the importance of peace has been accorded high priority in many religions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. In recent years, many economists have realized the monetary value of peace. Peace is a pre-requisite for the development of infrastructural facilities like education, health, roads, irrigation, power and communications.

The female workforce in India: Emerging trends and insights
Mar 07, 2024

The female workforce in India: Emerging trends and insights

The female workforce in India is changing as younger women with higher levels of education enter the workforce

The Future of Care Work Post-COVID-19
Sep 08, 2021

The Future of Care Work Post-COVID-19

Care work, both paid and unpaid, is at the heart of most economies. The care sector comprises formal healthcare, childcare services, early childhood education, disability and long-term care, and eldercare. Two-thirds of care workers globally are women, and women and girls perform more than three-quarters of all unpaid care work. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the vulnerability of care workers and deepened the gender gap. This paper a

The future of work: For man or machine?
Jan 28, 2021

The future of work: For man or machine?

Education and skills development are key factors in the ‘man or machine’ debate.

The G20 in a Post-COVID19 World: Bridging the Skills Gaps
Nov 12, 2020

The G20 in a Post-COVID19 World: Bridging the Skills Gaps

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the world of work. As new occupations are emerging in this digitised landscape, the skills and competencies required for jobs are evolving as well. This brief examines the skills gaps that persist across the G20 countries, and argues that they will need to adapt their education and training mechanisms to the changing skills requirements. Although nearly all presidencies of the G20 forum have prioritised youth

The great Indian exam debacle
Jul 21, 2017

The great Indian exam debacle

The “marks moderation” debate, which made headlines this summer, [1] resulted in a frenzied, but incomplete, media coverage. There has been litigation as well, stalling the declaration of high-school results of students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), and various state boards. This brief aims to demonstrate how the reliance on a simplistic metric—of a 101-

The huge size of undereducated youth in the workforce needs to be addressed
Jun 07, 2012

The huge size of undereducated youth in the workforce needs to be addressed

A large mass of uneducated and undereducated would become part of the labour force over the next decade, adding to the potential of the mid-career education market. Neither the government nor the private sector seems to be gearing up for this opportunity.

The impact of a shrinking population on China’s economic heft
Feb 01, 2023

The impact of a shrinking population on China’s economic heft

China’s declining population does have positive implications but it needs to be offset by the increasing productivity of the existing workforce

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents: Early Evidence in India
Mar 04, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents: Early Evidence in India

This brief collects and analyses current evidence in India regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of children (5-9 years) and adolescents (10-19). Using the ‘snowball retrieval’ strategy, the authors identified peer-reviewed studies, reports and government articles published between January 2020 and February 2021 that were relevant to the research question. The brief finds that not only are children and adolescent

The impact of COVID-19 on children in Georgia
Sep 14, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on children in Georgia

Children in Georgia have so far remained protected from the direct consequences of the pandemic, but the indirect impact is yet to be fully assessed

The Importance of Nutrition in Building the Human Capital
Mar 14, 2023

The Importance of Nutrition in Building the Human Capital

Human capital is the wealth of nations and is dependent on health, nutrition, skills and knowledge of people. To produce and maintain a healthy, highly skilled workforce, India must make cost-effective investments to improve child health and nutrition

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I
Sep 27, 2005

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I

Vasili Mitrokhin was born on March 3, 1922 in Yurasovo, in Central Russia. After completing his school education, he entered an artillery school of the Soviet army. While serving in the Army, he joined a university in Kazakhstan and graduated in History and Law.

The NFT lipstick effect: The future of art in the Metaverse
Mar 03, 2023

The NFT lipstick effect: The future of art in the Metaverse

NFTs are undoubtedly an opportunity for the present and the future of art, but they come with serious consequences

The pandemic and its effect on children in the Seychelles
Sep 14, 2021

The pandemic and its effect on children in the Seychelles

The Seychelles has taken proactive legislative steps to ensure that the pandemic’s impact on children is reduced

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security in South Asia
Aug 17, 2023

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security in South Asia

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty, with women and girls comprising 60 percent of the global hungry. Women face multiple challenges (such as limited access to education and employment opportunities) that curtail their economic autonomy and weaken their bargaining position within the family, consequently impacting household food security. The pandemic has worsened this situation. It is crucial to apply a ge

The Search for Sustainable Solutions to Debt Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jul 21, 2023

The Search for Sustainable Solutions to Debt Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Like in some other regions of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated external debt accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This could have massive, adverse impacts on growth as governments prioritise debt servicing commitments over key development expenditures such as healthcare and education. For the countries in SSA with relatively lower GDP, this could mean getting caught in a vicious cycle of low output and mounting debt. A pa

The Skilling Imperative in India: The Bridge Between Women and Work
Aug 14, 2023

The Skilling Imperative in India: The Bridge Between Women and Work

Equipping women with employable skills is a far greater challenge than skilling men, as most women in India work low-skill and low-paying jobs in the informal economy. It is a gap that needs to be addressed urgently, as skilling can expand work opportunities for women and increase their participation in the workforce. This brief analyses the participation of women in skills training programmes, underlining the biases that lead to women being trai

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

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls
Sep 06, 2022

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls

One year into Taliban rule, Afghan women and girls struggle for basic human rights.

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools
Jul 10, 2019

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools

The effective usage of ICT and the implementation of personalised education programmes can ensure significant changes in the learning processes in sch

Why have we failed to create institutes of excellence, like in West?
Dec 11, 2017

Why have we failed to create institutes of excellence, like in West?

There is reluctance in offering absolute autonomy to institutes in something as basic as issuing degrees. When it comes to financial autonomy, it is a

Will governance issues influence poll outcomes in J&K?
Apr 16, 2019

Will governance issues influence poll outcomes in J&K?

Economic development is held to be synonymous with the provision of infrastructure, especially roads, hospitals and educational institutions. Job crea

Winds of change in Africa: Unprecedented opportunities for India
Jan 10, 2011

Winds of change in Africa: Unprecedented opportunities for India

The decade that began on January 1 will be Africa's decade. Unprecedented opportunities are opening up for India-Africa cooperation in Africa's rise in several areas, notably higher education, industrialisation and agriculture.

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

Women-centric Approaches under MUDRA Yojana: Setting G20 Priorities for the Indian Presidency
Oct 25, 2022

Women-centric Approaches under MUDRA Yojana: Setting G20 Priorities for the Indian Presidency

Gender disparities in economic participation and opportunities remain significantly large across the world. To bridge these gaps, G20 countries are working to advance women’s entrepreneurship through financial assistance, knowledge creation, and governance for supporting enterprise. India, in particular, has introduced a number of government schemes to promote entrepreneurship among women, such as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and the Prad

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan
Jan 11, 2023

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan

The year 2022 has brought a death knell for Afghan women. The international community needs to act now.

World Youth Skills Day 2022: Upskilling the youth of India
Jul 15, 2022

World Youth Skills Day 2022: Upskilling the youth of India

To address the skill deficit, India needs to extend high technical and vocational courses to improve employability.

Xi’s masterclass: Edu-tech purge spooks markets and investors
Aug 04, 2021

Xi’s masterclass: Edu-tech purge spooks markets and investors

The current system of online education start-ups, which give an edge to students whose parents have deep pockets, have skewed the pitch for the poor.

Youth Skills Day 2022: Assessing the skills gap in fintech
Jul 15, 2022

Youth Skills Day 2022: Assessing the skills gap in fintech

A holistic policy and research response are required to address the lacunae witnessed in the skill landscape in India’s fintech industry.

अंजलि वझरे: ‘सबकी ई-दोस्त’
Oct 12, 2022

अंजलि वझरे: ‘सबकी ई-दोस्त’

पाथर्डी से सबसे नज़दीकी मोबाइल टावर 12 किमी दूर जवहर शहर म�

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!
Dec 29, 2022

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!

दो भागों की श्रृंखला के पहले हिस्से में वोल्फगैंग क्लाइन

अमेरिकेतील निवडणुकीत ‘शिक्षण’ कुठेय?
Aug 28, 2020

अमेरिकेतील निवडणुकीत ‘शिक्षण’ कुठेय?

सर्वसामान्यांच्या आवाक्याबाहेर जाणारे महागडे शिक्षण, त्यातून आलेला कर्जबाजारीपणा, शिक्षणसंस्थांमधील गोंधळ यामुळे अमेरिकन जनतेच्या मनात असंतोष आहे.

अर्चना सेन: जो क़दम दर क़दम बदल रही हैं मध्यप्रदेश के कांढया खेड़ी की तस्वीर!
Oct 13, 2022

अर्चना सेन: जो क़दम दर क़दम बदल रही हैं मध्यप्रदेश के कांढया खेड़ी की तस्वीर!

डिजिटल सार्थक कार्यक्रम से जुड़ना अर्चना और उनके ग्रामी�

इंडो-पॅसिफिक आणि SDG4 वित्तपुरवठा: समस्येत आणखी भर?
Feb 08, 2024

इंडो-पॅसिफिक आणि SDG4 वित्तपुरवठा: समस्येत आणखी भर?

इंडो-पॅसिफिक प्रदेशातील विकसनशील अर्थव्यवस्थांमध्ये प�

उईगूर महिलांबाबत मुस्लिम देश गप्प!
Sep 15, 2020

उईगूर महिलांबाबत मुस्लिम देश गप्प!

शिंजियांगमधील उईगूर महिलांवरील अन्यायाविरोधात चीनच्या आहारी गेलेल्या युएई, पाकिस्तान, सौदी अरेबिया यांच्यासह ३७ मुस्लिम राष्ट्रांनी मिठाची गुळणीच घेतली आहे.

उच्च शिक्षा का नया अधिनियम: क्या होगा यूजीसी को भंग
Jul 16, 2018

उच्च शिक्षा का नया अधिनियम: क्या होगा यूजीसी को भंग

अगर बड़ी तस्वीर देखि जाए तो इस नए एक्ट में पुराने UGC एक्ट के �

उच्च शिक्षा के जरिए महिला-पुरुष समानता संभव
Aug 29, 2018

उच्च शिक्षा के जरिए महिला-पुरुष समानता संभव

भारत में उच्च शिक्षा के माध्यम से महिला-पुरुष असमानता को �

उच्च शिक्षा में ज़्यादा लोगों की भागीदारी: गुणवत्ता और गिनती सुधारने की दोहरी चुनौती!
Oct 24, 2019

उच्च शिक्षा में ज़्यादा लोगों की भागीदारी: गुणवत्ता और गिनती सुधारने की दोहरी चुनौती!

हमें सिर्फ़ उच्च शिक्षा में लोगों के दाख़िले बढ़ाने पर ह�