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#Climate Finance: जलवायु वित्त के जुगाड़ में जी-20 की हो सकती है महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका!
Aug 04, 2023

#Climate Finance: जलवायु वित्त के जुगाड़ में जी-20 की हो सकती है महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका!

ये अतीत के मुक़ाबले विकास की नई और अलग कहानी है. अतीत में व�

70 Policies — Development Finance Institutions, 1948
Aug 02, 2018

70 Policies — Development Finance Institutions, 1948

In their new avatars, ICICI Bank and IDBI Bank command the size and scale to repeat that performance for household finance, while IFCI is teetering un

70 Policies — Finance Commissions, 1951
Aug 02, 2018

70 Policies — Finance Commissions, 1951

Finance Commissions decide the distribution taxes between the centre and the states, and is the key financial lever determining the federal structure

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance
Sep 13, 2023

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance

This Issue Brief gives an assessment of the gaps and shortages in climate financing flows, available monies in the global system and suggestions to mobilise resources towards mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries.

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance
Dec 07, 2023

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance

A private sector-oriented Global Green Bank is required to overcome the market gaps that prevent Global North capital from flowing to the best decarbonisation investment opportunities among Global South enterprises. The Global Green Bank should operate as a world-class investment firm, capable of developing innovative financial solutions and investing through externally raised investment fund-of-funds and its own proprietary book. Such a Global G

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27
Nov 12, 2022

A new delineation of Green Transition through Green Finance: Expectation from COP27

Energy transition alone cannot anchor the green transition; a more holistic approach needs to be adopted, especially in the Global South

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation
Jan 28, 2022

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation

Budget 2022 could be a turning point for India in achieving its climate ambitions if adequate steps are taken to improve investments and innovation in

Campaign Finance Reforms in India : Issues and Challenges
Feb 13, 2013

Campaign Finance Reforms in India : Issues and Challenges

The essence of any democratic system is the healthy functioning of political parties and consequently free and fair elections. Free and fair elections imply not only a legal institutional framework for the conduct of elections and a transparent electoral process.

Can multilateral development banks deliver on promise of US$ 100 billion in climate finance?
Dec 22, 2020

Can multilateral development banks deliver on promise of US$ 100 billion in climate finance?

MDBs can cooperate with regional and local financial entities on developing a climate finance architecture and share with them lessons learnt while un

Climate Finance से जुड़ी भू-अर्थव्यवस्था
Nov 30, 2021

Climate Finance से जुड़ी भू-अर्थव्यवस्था

विकासशील देशों के ग्रीन भविष्य में विभिन्न वित्तीय क्षे�

Climate finance: Myth vs reality
Nov 22, 2018

Climate finance: Myth vs reality

In 2015, the Paris Agreement of UNFCCC emphasised the role of climate finance in strengthening the global response to climate change. Since then, developed countries have made various claims about climate finance flows. Some of the myths surrounding climate finance need to be demolished.

COP27 L&D Finance: Partial successes and missed opportunities
Dec 02, 2022

COP27 L&D Finance: Partial successes and missed opportunities

Despite COP27 arriving at a momentous consensus, the deferment of key issues to future COPs has stalled concrete climate action

Demystifying DeFi: Digital Money and the Future of Decentralised Finance
Oct 31, 2023

Demystifying DeFi: Digital Money and the Future of Decentralised Finance

The DeFi landscape is complex, encompassing digital assets, blockchain technology, and tokenization. Despite skepticism, it holds potential for financial inclusion, improved taxation, and democratizing investment in private markets.

Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023
Feb 01, 2023

Embedded finance: Catalysing growth in India in 2023

The future of embedded finance in India looks promising, and 2023 could be a decisive year for its development

Exploring New Trends in Development Finance through Private Capital
Jul 27, 2021

Exploring New Trends in Development Finance through Private Capital

This brief examines the efficacy of the inclusion of private capital in development finance, using the cases of certain countries that have met with success in utilising such a strategy. It underlines the experiences of institutions like the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the United States International Development Finance Corporation (US-IDFC) that use innovative financial tools to support international financial institution

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance
Aug 14, 2023

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance

Over the last few decades, a global climate finance architecture has emerged to channel domestic and international funds towards climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However, mobilising climate capital at scale has been a challenge, particularly in the Global South, since the current financial system is inept at including climate change metrics in its capital allocation and disbursement processes, and applying a climate justi

Focus of climate finance needs to change
Oct 18, 2019

Focus of climate finance needs to change

For poorer countries, funds for ‘adaptation’ make more sense than ‘mitigation’. A retreat from climate hotspots is to be explored

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs
May 01, 2023

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs

The present commitments made by the developed countries to provide climate finance have proved to be insufficient. The G20 needs to find pragmatic sol

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 07, 2024

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific

It is imperative to integrate climate financing with a gendered approach in the Indo-Pacific region to tackle climate change in an effective manner

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission
Aug 10, 2018

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. This principle is also found in the SDG 2030 Agenda where its signatories, including India, reaffirmed their commitment to mainstreaming gender development and ensuring equal representation of women in political and economic decision-making. This paper outlines gender-budgeting norms for resource allocations as an essential prerequisite for India to achieve progress towards the SDG-5 on gender equalit

Governing digital economy and finance in Indonesia
Oct 26, 2022

Governing digital economy and finance in Indonesia

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has to factor in regulating the digital economy, which has already proven to be a resilient and growing sector dur

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance
May 12, 2014

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance

India spends over 2.6 per cent of its GDP to deal with challenges of climate change. Still, resource scarcity and other priorities make it a challenge to find matching financial resources for mitigating climate change. Green Bonds have the potential to significantly change the climate change landscape of India.

How finance can deliver real environmental and climate impact
Apr 22, 2021

How finance can deliver real environmental and climate impact

The next few years will be critical to ensure the financial system is fit for purpose to deliver the financing needed to achieve environmental and oth

How growth and equity get a boost in Finance Minister's economic stimulus package
May 15, 2020

How growth and equity get a boost in Finance Minister's economic stimulus package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s first tranche of announcements of the fiscal stimulus for economic recovery closely follows PM Modi's vision of making the economy self-reliant.

Integrating the social dimension in climate transition under G20’s Sustainable Finance Working Group
Oct 18, 2022

Integrating the social dimension in climate transition under G20’s Sustainable Finance Working Group

The G20 is well-positioned to create frameworks for just transition that can provide common definitions, understanding and principles to aid internati

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM
Feb 25, 2015

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM

International financial institutions are critical in global development and in achieving sustainable developmental goals, says Dr. Paul Cadario, while Mr. Ashok Lahiri says "international finance cannot be divorced from politics"

Is the Indian Housing Finance Industry Keeping Pace with Changing Demographics?
Aug 23, 2023

Is the Indian Housing Finance Industry Keeping Pace with Changing Demographics?

Besides a life insurance policy, a piece of land or a house is the first large investment that every Indian makes--sometimes, nowadays, as early as at 25 years of age. Against the backdrop of this changing psyche of the Indian consumer, this Issue Brief analyses the Indian demographics and how, correspondingly, the housing finance sector has evolved.

Microfinance, low-income borrowers, and digital loans: Good intent, mixed signals
May 04, 2022

Microfinance, low-income borrowers, and digital loans: Good intent, mixed signals

To ensure responsible borrowing, FinTechs should build a credit assessment framework that the microfinance industry can adopt to help keep low-income

Municipal bonds: A sustainable source of finance for Indian cities
Jun 10, 2020

Municipal bonds: A sustainable source of finance for Indian cities

There have been various factors that have limited the growth of the municipal bond market, but importantly it reflects the state of finances in the in

Municipal finance reforms in South Africa and its applicability for India
May 27, 2019

Municipal finance reforms in South Africa and its applicability for India

It is time that India lays emphasis on changing its approach to urban governance and makes pragmatic changes in its policy books to make its cities fi