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Financing climate adaptation: How do we equate the social and the economic rates of return?
May 05, 2023

Financing climate adaptation: How do we equate the social and the economic rates of return?

Despite the acknowledgement of the undeniable significance of climate adaptation at the highest of forums, nothing much has been done so far to ensure

Financing development: India and beyond
Aug 19, 2015

Financing development: India and beyond

Focusing on financing sustainable development, in India and elsewhere, ORF organised a conference that explored the future of global financial architecture for development and highlighted the difference between financing and implementation.

Financing digital public infrastructure: The India story
Oct 26, 2022

Financing digital public infrastructure: The India story

India's unified payment interface (UPI) is an example of DPI whose design, financing, and operation are based on the principles of interoperability, m

Financing elections in India: A scrutiny of corporate donation
Apr 09, 2019

Financing elections in India: A scrutiny of corporate donation

How are corporates/businesses funding political parties in India? Where do major political parties stand in terms of donations from corporates and bus

Financing for Agenda 2030: Deepening India-EU Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 12, 2024

Financing for Agenda 2030: Deepening India-EU Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

As the world confronts multiple challenges which are intricately connected, our path for development stands at a crucial juncture. In the context of the embroiling polycrisis, progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has been steady but fragile with major and persistent challenges. Financing for Agenda 2030 has emerged as a major bottleneck with several developing economies, especially the least developed countries (LDCs), low-income

Financing India’s Green Transition
May 12, 2023

Financing India’s Green Transition

Climate change has emerged amongst India’s most formidable challenges to sustained GDP growth. To accelerate the implementation of the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and advance its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, finance is key. India needs to develop a comprehensive strategy and an integrated policy approach that aligns the country’s financial systems with the long-term needs of the economy while incor

Financing India’s renewable energy vision
May 12, 2023

Financing India’s renewable energy vision

India’s target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 might appear ambitious, but it is crucial as it will have a positive impact on the country’s economic growth, energy security and the fight against climate change. Financing is emerging as the key challenge to this vision, slowing down the pace of growth; as of December 2019, over 50 percent of the 2022 target is yet to be achieved. This brief outlines India’s existing

Financing Regenerative Agricultural Practices: A Recommendation for BRICS
Sep 17, 2021

Financing Regenerative Agricultural Practices: A Recommendation for BRICS

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have all declared their commitment to climate action and the implementation of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This brief makes a case for BRICS, as a forum, to build a strategy for financing regenerative agriculture; key should be the creation of a joint fund. If implemented correctly, the brief argues, such a strategy of giving back to the land, instead of merel

Financing Solar Projects Under JNNSM
Sep 08, 2011

Financing Solar Projects Under JNNSM

Observer Research Foundation, in collaboration with BRIDGE TO INDIA and Solar Energy Society of India, organized a round-table discussion on "Financing the Solar Projects under JNNSM" on 9th Aug, 2011.

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector
Nov 12, 2021

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector

For India to conform to the coal-free trend, more foreign capital flow needs to be diverted to green sectors.

Financing the future: Pathways to fuel the SDGs
Jul 29, 2023

Financing the future: Pathways to fuel the SDGs

The urgency of SDG financing is unquestionable, but impactful measures to bridge the finance gap have to be designed and implemented

Financing the green transition
Nov 11, 2021

Financing the green transition

Public-private cooperation is the first step towards securing financial investments and adopting new technologies for our green future.

Financing the radicals
Nov 02, 2010

Financing the radicals

The existence of an embedded financial network of militant organisations in Bangladesh will seriously undermine the global effort to neutralise global terrorist networks entrenched in the region.

Building an ethical AI Future through XAI financing
Dec 29, 2022

Building an ethical AI Future through XAI financing

The tradeoff between explainability and efficiency will need to be covered through purposeful investment

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?
Sep 30, 2023

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?

Being a multilateral forum of international economic cooperation, the G20 can serve as a suitable platform for creating a dedicated fund for climate m

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India
Jan 06, 2024

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India

With a robust regulatory framework and tapping further into capital markets, InvITs are looking more and more promising to become the ideal route for

Creating Pathways for Disaster Risk Financing Post-COVID-19
Mar 25, 2021

Creating Pathways for Disaster Risk Financing Post-COVID-19

As South Asia faces an increasingly complex and expanding disaster risk landscape, the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the systemic gaps in risk management. There is a need for a paradigm shift in disaster risk reduction—from a single-hazard, single-sector perspective to a multi-hazard, multi-sectoral, and systemic risk perspective supported by parallel risk financing measures. This brief examines the current gaps in the efficient operatio

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India
Jul 24, 2023

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to end hunger in all forms by 2030. While India has committed itself as a stakeholder in the 2030 agenda for development, its own record in reducing hunger has been less than satisfactory. Latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4 show an improvement in nutritional indicators of children under-five. However, there are huge differences across states and social groups. Nutrition should thus remain high

How to get green financing to take off
Oct 28, 2022

How to get green financing to take off

An economic return alone might not be sufficient to induce green financing. A more holistic rate of return, considering the social cost of carbon, will be appropriate

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?
Jan 24, 2024

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?

Although financing infrastructure in the developing economies of the Indo-Pacific region has become an increasing international priority, quality educ

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup
Feb 23, 2024

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup

India's goal of reaching net zero presents a crucial challenge and opportunity. Its success depends on financing key sectors effectively, thus, shapin

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024
Jan 16, 2024

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024

2024 could turn out to be a pivotal year for development finance as it would be interesting to see how countries direct their ODA allocations alongsid

Rethinking urban green financing for accelerating India’s cleantech system
Feb 20, 2023

Rethinking urban green financing for accelerating India’s cleantech system

ULBs can effectively contribute to and accelerate India’s cleantech system only if a proper financial framework is put in place

Securing Islamic finance to meet India’s financing goals
Dec 14, 2023

Securing Islamic finance to meet India’s financing goals

In light of the close relationship between India and with Middle East and GCC nations, Islamic finance offers an alternative finance vehicle providing

Tackling India’s airline insolvency with aviation financing reforms
Feb 10, 2024

Tackling India’s airline insolvency with aviation financing reforms

Currently, India’s aircraft and aircraft equipment demands rely heavily on foreign lessors. Such over-reliance presents various challenges that need

The potential role of G20 in driving financing for SDG4 “Quality Education for All"
Oct 30, 2021

The potential role of G20 in driving financing for SDG4 “Quality Education for All"

How can G20 assist the Global South to undo the negative impact of the pandemic in the education sector and help achieve the SDG targets? 

Towards public financing of elections and political parties in India: Lessons from global experiences
Jul 24, 2023

Towards public financing of elections and political parties in India: Lessons from global experiences

Democracy costs a lot of money. To fight elections and run their routine activities, political parties in India seek donations from all possible sources including ‘illegal’ and ‘interested’ money. This has serious ramifications in preserving the integrity of Indian democracy. An increasing number of countries, meanwhile, have taken the path of public subsidies and direct funding of parties and political activities — aiming to reduce dep

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.

Women entrepreneurs’ access to credit: Gender gap in financing
Jun 21, 2022

Women entrepreneurs’ access to credit: Gender gap in financing

A more gender-inclusive approach needs to adopted by financial institutions to boost women entrepreneurship in India

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क
Jul 21, 2022

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क

Jammu and Kashmir: आतंकवादियों को उपलब्ध वित्तीय सहायता (Terror Financing in Kashmir)

2024 मध्ये न्याय्य वित्तपुरवठ्यासाठी ODA मध्ये बदल करण्याची मागणी
Feb 01, 2024

2024 मध्ये न्याय्य वित्तपुरवठ्यासाठी ODA मध्ये बदल करण्याची मागणी

विकास वित्तपुरवठ्याच्या दृष्टिकोनातून 2024 हे वर्ष महत्त�

2024 में न्यायोचित वित्तीय सहायता के लिए ODA में बदलाव की मांग
Jan 18, 2024

2024 में न्यायोचित वित्तीय सहायता के लिए ODA में बदलाव की मांग

2024 का साल विकास के लिए आधिकारिक वित्तीय मदद के मामले में ध�

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.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative
Nov 11, 2014

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative

Considering India's immense infrastructural needs, the AIIB has opened a fresh window for financing in which there will hopefully be fewer conditions and hassles. All other less developing countries will also be able to access loans easily.

Beyond JCPOA — Chabahar
Jul 21, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Chabahar

The imposition of fresh sanctions on Iran jeopardises the Chabahar project. Not only do sanctions deter countries and companies from doing business wi