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Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies
Oct 19, 2020

Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies

Unlike the ‘area sabha’ of the Nagar Raj Bill, the decisions of the ‘jan sabha’ were to be binding on the wards committee in regard to local w

Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture: Concept and Assessment
Aug 12, 2021

Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture: Concept and Assessment

Free flow in data can unlock huge social and economic value in user data that is usually locked in silos. With this motivation, Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA), a public-private endeavour, is being developed in India as a template for users to access and share their data on their terms. Not only does this form of data sharing promote competition, but it fosters innovation as well. This brief dissects the conceptual layers of D

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma
Mar 07, 2024

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma

Despite the rise in women's participation and representation in politics in recent decades, further sustained efforts to remove the persisting structu

Dynamics of women’s empowerment in Indian politics
Sep 29, 2023

Dynamics of women’s empowerment in Indian politics

While legislative representation is a critical aspect, it must be complemented by measures that empower women at the grassroots level

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action
Mar 08, 2021

Right to the city: Urban mobility for women empowerment in the decade of action

Improved mobility not only broadens women’s economic and social opportunities, but also plays an important role in curbing urban congestion and envi

The Girl Effect: A hope for gender empowerment in the Global South
Feb 18, 2023

The Girl Effect: A hope for gender empowerment in the Global South

Combining private sector initiatives and government policies synergistically can lead to gender empowerment

The Kashmir gambit: Economic empowerment, political disempowerment?
Sep 16, 2019

The Kashmir gambit: Economic empowerment, political disempowerment?

If India wants to show the world Kashmir is back to normal, the downed shutters, empty schoolyards and unpicked fruit will make sure it hears a differ

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment
Aug 12, 2020

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment

India has hardly ever seen a purely women-driven movement where women have been the pioneers of a development and have stood up for a cause all by the

Women: Education, employment, empowerment
Jan 03, 2023

Women: Education, employment, empowerment

As the gap between women’s education and women’s employment continues to widen, the question arises if women are truly being empowered

2030 पर्यंत स्त्री-पुरुष समानता साध्य करण्याचे उद्दिष्ट कसे गाठायचे?
Mar 14, 2024

2030 पर्यंत स्त्री-पुरुष समानता साध्य करण्याचे उद्दिष्ट कसे गाठायचे?

शाश्वत विकास उद्दिष्ट-५ आणि इतर उद्दिष्टांमधील आंतरसंब�

Administrators in municipal corporations: What does it mean?
Apr 19, 2022

Administrators in municipal corporations: What does it mean?

Since the OBC reservation in municipalities in Maharashtra has not been implemented, the municipal elections have been stalled.

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress
Oct 05, 2023

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress

India’s female workforce participation remains paltry and calls for an urgent review of India’s policies and schemes related to women’s empowerm

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US
Aug 14, 2023

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US

Left-wing activism amongst young people in the United States is on the rise, in no small part aided by the internet and social media. The generation which demographic researchers refer to as ‘Gen-Z’—or those born between the mid- to late 1990s to the early 2010s—is becoming more politically engaged. This brief offers an intellectual history of modern-day leftist politics in the US, and argues that it is primarily driven by the pur

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics
Apr 30, 2024

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics

While well-established indices have been crucial in assessing advancements in gender equality, these methodologies may present an incomplete picture

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India
Mar 07, 2024

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India

India is seeing a shift towards greater financial inclusion and women's empowerment. Policies supporting this trend can create a more equitable financ

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads
Apr 05, 2024

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads

Adopting holistic approaches to address the interlinkages between health and other gender-sensitive SDG targets is key to achieving equitable and sust

Bridging the digital divide: Skills for the new age
Apr 05, 2017

Bridging the digital divide: Skills for the new age

The digital divide is a manifestation of exclusion, poverty and inequality and continues to be exacerbated due to the effects of unemployment, poorly functioning digital skilling programmes and socio-cultural norms in some economies, depriving women equal access to digital services. Digital skills provide the poor a catalyst to break out of the cycle of poverty and empower themselves. A three-pronged digital skills strategy is required for develo

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms
Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms

The underlying philosophy behind this budget is to help India transition from entitlements to empowerment

Community Driven Development in Developing Countries
Aug 11, 2023

Community Driven Development in Developing Countries

This paper highlights the increasing importance of Community Driven Development (CDD) in the delivery of public services to the poorest sections and enhancing access, voice and accountability in developing countries. Community participation in the delivery of ‘public services’ to the poorest sections of the population in developing countries has often been regarded as an effective mechanism to enhance access, voice and accountability.

Dissecting India’s constitutional resilience: Lessons for G20 countries
Jan 25, 2023

Dissecting India’s constitutional resilience: Lessons for G20 countries

India’s impeccable story of constitutional promise and practice has much to offer to the G20 members and the world

Domestic Violence and Women’s Health in India: Insights from NFHS-4
Jan 21, 2022

Domestic Violence and Women’s Health in India: Insights from NFHS-4

Across the globe, more than 730 million women report ever having experienced some form of gender-based violence; those in low- and lower-middle-income countries are disproportionately affected. In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the incidence of violence suffered by women in the hands of their intimate partners, owing to heightened stresses of loss of livelihood, disruption of social and protective networks, a

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality
Jan 24, 2024

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality

Educating girls helps foster a more prosperous, equitable, and empowered India

Empowering women through supportive policy
Mar 07, 2024

Empowering women through supportive policy

Although strides have been made in women's empowerment, unpaid care work still tends to be undervalued and overlooked in mainstream economics

Financial Inclusion of Women: Current Evidence from India
Aug 17, 2023

Financial Inclusion of Women: Current Evidence from India

Financial inclusion is critical to achieving the economic empowerment of women—one of the targets under the fifth Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality. In India, one in every five women lack access to a bank account. Although the country’s programmes promoting financial inclusion have increased the percentage of women having access to a bank account, wide gaps remain in account use, and access to savings and credit. Women c

From the Root to the STEM: Can tech solve India’s tech talent problem?
Apr 27, 2023

From the Root to the STEM: Can tech solve India’s tech talent problem?

The tech industry in India has a major gender imbalance. Can AI be leveraged to mitigate this issue?

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth
Jan 01, 2019

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth

Women have been dropping off from the labour force which is a poor indicator of a country’s progress no matter what the GDP growth indicates.

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age
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 simply exacerbate existing social inequalities and reinforce gender hierarchies. G20 member states have repeatedly committed to bridging pervasive gender gaps in

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality
Mar 07, 2024

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality

Gender empowerment and food security are deeply interconnected, with profound implications for achieving sustainable development goals

Hitting the sweet spot of demographic dividend
Mar 07, 2024

Hitting the sweet spot of demographic dividend

Fostering women's participation in the workforce is a cornerstone towards achieving not only a more equitable world but also promoting economic effici

home and the world indias dpi proposition
Nov 09, 2023

home and the world indias dpi proposition

India’s digital public infrastructure (DPI) model is a key offering to the world and is being considered, adopted or adapted by nations at varying s

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies
Oct 02, 2021

Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies

There is a need to move beyond empowerment towards improving the ability of urban women to join and remain in the workforce

India gets its new president: Unpacking its significance and implications
Jul 25, 2022

India gets its new president: Unpacking its significance and implications

The anointment of Droupadi Murmu as the President of the Republic, especially in the 75th year of India’s independence, manifests a special moment o

India, Covid-19 and the Global Health Agenda
Jan 26, 2022

India, Covid-19 and the Global Health Agenda

India’s global ambitions come with global health duties both amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath

India’s pink economy
Mar 02, 2024

India’s pink economy

Unlocking the economic potential of the LGBTQ+ community will enhance India’s economic progress by tapping into diverse talents, driving innovation,

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress
Mar 12, 2024

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress

‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a clarion call with particular resonance for India given the barriers to women’s economic participation. Imagine the extraordinary economic tailwinds that can be generated for India if these barriers are dismantled and women have access to capital and technology and supportive public policy frameworks

Let technology and society dance together
Nov 23, 2012

Let technology and society dance together

India spends over Rs 400,000 crores every year on schemes, projects and programmes broadly falling within the category of social welfare. Embedding appropriate technology in social welfare programmes can give poor Indians a real chance of empowerment.

Leveraging the India-EU Partnership During India’s G20 Presidency
Jun 12, 2023

Leveraging the India-EU Partnership During India’s G20 Presidency

Amongst India’s stated priorities in its G20 Presidency are reforming multilateral institutions, climate action alongside energy transition, digital transformation and governance, sustainable economic growth, and women’s empowerment. In many of these concerns, countries in the Global North and Global South have serious divergences, thereby hampering progress towards consensus and unified action. To remove some of the deadlocks

LGBTQ+ समुदायाच्या आर्थिक क्षमतेचा उपयोग करण्याची गरज
Mar 07, 2024

LGBTQ+ समुदायाच्या आर्थिक क्षमतेचा उपयोग करण्याची गरज

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Net neutrality: A threat to PM Modi's vision?
Apr 18, 2015

Net neutrality: A threat to PM Modi's vision?

Like the Arab Spring, the netizen revolt was against a "perceived" threat to their empowerment. In this case, cheap access to the internet, which ironically is also one of PM Modi's promises to the entire nation.

New Egypt Trumps Israel on Peace Process
May 02, 2011

New Egypt Trumps Israel on Peace Process

Winds of change in the Arab world left Israel initially distraught with the fall of Mubarak. But then the mood changed. Changes elsewhere were seen as popular quest for empowerment in which, for once, Arab-Israeli peace was not the centre piece.