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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

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence
Feb 28, 2024

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence

The recent expansion of BRICS places it as a potential voice for the Global South in economic, trade, and investment matters

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20
May 05, 2023

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20

This brief discusses one of the most crucial challenges to effective global governance for development: bridging the financing gap for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It considers the role of the G20 in addressing this gap, and outlines a 10-point action plan for the grouping. The aim is to bolster the financing required to achieve the SDGs in the next six and a half years—serving as an update to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of 2015 in l

Building climate-resilient health systems in India
Aug 21, 2023

Building climate-resilient health systems in India

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and developing nations of the Global South are expected to be the most vulnerable

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’
May 06, 2020

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to unfold in February, India’s dependence on Chinese inputs for the production of pharmaceutical products was debated intensely. This special report argues that the narrow discussion has fallen short in capturing India’s crucial role in global health as a provider of health-related goods to many developing countries. The report analyses trade data on over 200 categories of health-related goods, and provides quan

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?
Dec 11, 2023

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?

The CBAM is neither based on equity principles nor does it conform to efficiency criteria that will help the cause of just transition

Climate change may kill data sovereignty
Jan 16, 2024

Climate change may kill data sovereignty

Climate change is impacting data centres that are vital for a country's digital development. It is critical, therefore, for data centre strategies to

Decoding AI in emerging economies
Jan 31, 2024

Decoding AI in emerging economies

AI in emerging markets has seen significant growth. Instead of steering its growth in the Global South, the Global North should forge closer partnersh

Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries
Mar 18, 2024

Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries

The international aid system is in need of reform. Despite rhetoric about localisation, a meagre 1.2 percent of international humanitarian aid directly reaches local actors. Overall, there is a lack of transparency and awareness in international policy circles on how funds flow from the donor level to the field. This brief argues that the issue is not just about a lack of capacity on the part of local actors—a sweeping statement often used by W

Driving the G20’s Climate Agenda: Priorities for India’s Presidency
May 01, 2023

Driving the G20’s Climate Agenda: Priorities for India’s Presidency

India has assumed the G20 presidency at a critical and opportune time in history, even as the half-yearly report card indicates that consensus-building in the grouping has been more difficult than India may have expected. This brief identifies six areas where India can manifest its capability to lead the building of an effective and plausible climate action plan. Globally, championing the tracking of per-capita emissions and fossil fuel-b

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

Firebreaks, firewalls, and ‘windows of opportunity’ in cyber norms
Oct 17, 2021

Firebreaks, firewalls, and ‘windows of opportunity’ in cyber norms

The Global South must amplify its ideas, perspectives, and positions on cybernorms as multilateral institutions like the UN work towards a framework f

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action
Dec 01, 2023

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action

From the Abu Dhabi conference, the urgent call for action should resonate loud and clear throughout COP28 in and create a dynamic and durable pathway

G20 @ 2023: India’s commitment to sustainable development
Sep 08, 2023

G20 @ 2023: India’s commitment to sustainable development

India’s presidency of the G20 is an opportunity to promote the Global South's development narratives and leverage its status as the world's fastest-

G20 needs to push rankings reforms at the World Bank
Dec 06, 2022

G20 needs to push rankings reforms at the World Bank

After the implosion of Doing Business rankings, irresponsible and opinionated ‘methodologies’ being mainstreamed by World Bank is hurting the glob

G20 अध्यक्षपदाच्या काळात, भारताने धोरणकर्त्यांशी संवाद साधायला हवा
Sep 26, 2023

G20 अध्यक्षपदाच्या काळात, भारताने धोरणकर्त्यांशी संवाद साधायला हवा

आपल्या G20 अध्यक्षपदाच्या काळात, भारताने सरकार आणि धोरणकर्त्यांशी संवाद साधला पाहिजे आणि या क्षेत्राला चालना देण्यासाठी या क्षेत्राला भेडसावणाऱ्या नियामक अडचणी दूर केल�

G20 मध्ये AU ला आणण्याच्या भारताच्या प्रस्तावाचे मूल्यांकन
Oct 20, 2023

G20 मध्ये AU ला आणण्याच्या भारताच्या प्रस्तावाचे मूल्यांकन

भारत G20 चा अध्यक्ष या नात्याने अधिक न्याय आणि समावेशक अशा G20 साठी प्रयत्नशील राहणार आहे. त्यामुळेच भारताने AU च्या समावेशावर भर दिला आहे.

How India can act as a global bridge
Jul 21, 2020

How India can act as a global bridge

It has an opportunity, with the expansion of G7, to be a part of both the global south and global west

IBSA and South-South Cooperation: An appraisal
Jun 20, 2018

IBSA and South-South Cooperation: An appraisal

Time and again, leaders from the global South have reaffirmed that people comes first and they should actively participate in the formulation and impl

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency
Jun 19, 2023

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency

This paper highlights the imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency for promoting development cooperation towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given its unique development cooperation model—more precisely, its development partnership model—India can utilise its G20 presidency to push the sustainability agenda. This will help bridge the North-South divide in sustainable development financing. The paper recommends

India as a peacemaker at the Global Peace Summit?
Jun 12, 2024

India as a peacemaker at the Global Peace Summit?

PM Narendra Modi has an opportunity to play peacemaker at the most important peace summit since World War II. India’s well-established relationship with Russia is the key.

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice
Apr 06, 2023

India at the Centre of the Indian Ocean Submarine Cable Network: Trusted Connectivity in Practice

India is on its way to becoming “the Saudi Arabia of data”. This brief argues that India enjoys unmatched advantages of demography, economy, and geography and could be a hub of the submarine cable network that would facilitate the transport of data across the Indian Ocean. India’s public and private sectors should leverage these advantages to push the country to the centrestage of connectivity across the region and beyond. India’s

India is bringing reputational security back into focus
Jan 12, 2024

India is bringing reputational security back into focus

India, through its foreign policy choices and its multi-alignment strategy, has built its reputational security in significant ways in the last decade

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region
Mar 11, 2024

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region

New infrastructure built by India in Mauritius demonstrates New Delhi’s commitment to cementing its security presence in the IOR.

India needs a strategic and not a reactive approach towards China
May 11, 2023

India needs a strategic and not a reactive approach towards China

A comprehensive strategy vis-á-vis China is instrumental for India to act as a bridge between the democratic camp and the Global South

India@76: Batting hard for an African seat in the G20
Aug 14, 2023

India@76: Batting hard for an African seat in the G20

In its efforts to be the voice of the Global South, India has continued to push for an African Union seat at the G20 during its presidency

India’s chairmanship of the Global Partnership on AI
Aug 08, 2023

India’s chairmanship of the Global Partnership on AI

As the chair of the GPAI, India needs to be at the forefront of this revolution and ensure that it plays an active role in the safe and equitable deve

India’s G20 presidency: Bridging the North-South divide
Feb 21, 2023

India’s G20 presidency: Bridging the North-South divide

For India’s G20 presidency to be successful, it would have to both prioritise the causes of the Global South and bridge the North-South divide

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act
Mar 12, 2024

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act

India’s renewed relationship with Uganda presents a test cast for Indian diplomacy

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US
Oct 04, 2023

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US

The return of Jamaat-e-Islami to Bangladesh’s political scene can be seen as a result of the US’s effort to steer democracy but it is likely to af

Japan’s evolving strategic messaging to the Indo-Pacific and beyond
Jan 02, 2024

Japan’s evolving strategic messaging to the Indo-Pacific and beyond

As a trusted bellwether in the international arena, Japan must vigorously promote the FOIP and FOIO to forge a consensus with a large circle of states

Leveraging South-South Cooperation to Finance the SDGs
Mar 10, 2023

Leveraging South-South Cooperation to Finance the SDGs

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Global South is being threatened by the mounting challenges facing developing countries due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the prolonged Russia-Ukraine war, and receding aid from traditional donor countries. As the achievement of the SDGs remains more relevant than ever, this brief proposes the creation of a Global South Development Assistance Committee (D

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

Making profit a public good: Creating shared values between business and society
Apr 09, 2024

Making profit a public good: Creating shared values between business and society

Governments will have to work with private corporations to provide them with a framework for making profit a public good through a long-run vision of

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 26, 2023

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific

In today’s world, the role of major and middle powers is more critical than ever in ensuring that wider developmental concerns are addressed

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators
Aug 17, 2023

Monitoring India’s Development Partnerships: Recommendations for a Framework of Indicators

Development partnerships between countries are crucial in addressing policy challenges in the developing world. Cooperation between countries in the Global South, in particular—such as those that India engages in, under its Development Partnership Administration (DPA)—is heightening conversations around the demands of sustainability. Yet, India continues to lack an appropriate framework by which to assess its development partnerships

Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development
Jun 26, 2024

Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development

Urban multilateralism, through initiatives like sister city partnerships and resilience networks, can find solutions for climate action, economic equa

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand
Aug 31, 2023

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand

There is an urgent need for sustainable and resilient food systems to guarantee sustainable diets that are nutritious and aligned with the evolving ec

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

Reorienting India’s global value chains post COVID-19
Apr 27, 2021

Reorienting India’s global value chains post COVID-19

With growing digitalisation and amid the ongoing pandemic, India needs to reorient its trade policy with emphasis on developing its own GVCs and upgra

Restructuring the UNSC
Oct 17, 2022

Restructuring the UNSC

Greater representation of countries from Global South is required to ensure that the UNSC reflects the geopolitical realities of the 21st century

Rethinking Decoupling: Interdependence, dependence, independence
Oct 20, 2020

Rethinking Decoupling: Interdependence, dependence, independence

Tensions between government and industry over encryption, vulnerabilities and privacy are now compounded by a geo-technological rupture between the wo

Ride the storm
Jun 05, 2024

Ride the storm

The multilateral order, built on the debris of the Second World War, is no longer fit to address this situation. Global institutions are missing in action just when they are needed the most

Shunned by the West, this African country has found a new friend – and it’s not China
Apr 19, 2024

Shunned by the West, this African country has found a new friend – and it’s not China

In its bid to dodge the American economic bullet, Uganda is seeking new strategic and trade partnerships beyond Beijing. In India, it may see one such opportunity