Search: For - Inequality

95 results found

Inequality 4.0: Digital resurgence widening income gaps?
Dec 23, 2020

Inequality 4.0: Digital resurgence widening income gaps?

The coming decade requires an urgent effort toward the establishment of mechanisms that ensures an egalitarian re-distribution of the tech-revolution

Inequality of incomes will remain in India
Nov 14, 2016

Inequality of incomes will remain in India

To reduce inequality of income, the government should increase taxes rather than reduce taxes.

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within
Jan 07, 2022

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within

Despite the bottom half of the carbon pyramid facing the unequal impact of climate change, India’s current climate policies continue to favour the t

Data divide: The new face of digital inequality
May 17, 2024

Data divide: The new face of digital inequality

The data divide can drastically impact the progress of the 2030 Agenda, thus bridging this divide is imperative to ensure that no one is left behind

Digital inequality in China: Lessons for a digital India
May 29, 2019

Digital inequality in China: Lessons for a digital India

China has drawn worldwide attention in recent years for its rapid digitalisation, which happens to overlap with the three focul points of Digital Indi

Drastic reforms needed to bridge inequality
Apr 08, 2019

Drastic reforms needed to bridge inequality

The problems India is facing are hard to solve in the short term and only incremental changes can be undertaken in the five-year term of any government at the Centre. As per an Oxfam survey, India is a highly unequal country on all counts. There are inequalities in wealth, income and consumption as well as structural inequalities of opportunity, region and social groups.

Increasing inequality a big challenge in Brazil too
Apr 01, 2013

Increasing inequality a big challenge in Brazil too

The Brazilian economy is in a new period of transition. Its challenges today are of tax incentives in order to steer foreign investments towards the domestic shores and curbing rising inequality and urban-rural divide.

Is increasing wealth inequality coming in the way of economic growth in India?
Oct 21, 2021

Is increasing wealth inequality coming in the way of economic growth in India?

Empirical data implies that increase in the income of lower income group directly translates into an increase in consumption. Therefore, the governmen

Need for corrective policies to curb growing economic inequality
Dec 15, 2011

Need for corrective policies to curb growing economic inequality

There is a lot of disturbing news regarding the Indian economy today which is likely to spoil the outlook for 2012. One of them is regarding the rise in inequality.

Pandemic Shock: A widening inequality gap among emerging cities in Asia
Oct 12, 2020

Pandemic Shock: A widening inequality gap among emerging cities in Asia

The new normal would be about reinventing the realms. How would the cities be further planned and developed in the future?

Puzzling new GDP data and growing inequality
Feb 11, 2015

Puzzling new GDP data and growing inequality

India's new GDP data speaks of robust growth (6.9%) rather than of policy paralysis and industrial decline in 2013-14. But even Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian is not convinced by the new data. Because, other indicators do not seem to corroborate the high rate of growth, especially when imports actually declined last year.

Tackling rising inequality
May 01, 2019

Tackling rising inequality

High inequality is likely to undermine democracy, promote corruption and cronyism. Reduction of inequality on the other hand will lead to faster reduc

 Trickle-down Wage: Analysing Indian inequality from a gender lens
Jan 04, 2022

 Trickle-down Wage: Analysing Indian inequality from a gender lens

As women bear the brunt of the rising income inequality, the need for a positive policy change has become even more pronounced

A brief history of India’s Interim Budgets
Jan 29, 2024

A brief history of India’s Interim Budgets

On 1 February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will make her most important political economy speech

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins
Dec 23, 2020

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins

Our economic model is putting unsustainable pressures on our planetary boundaries. We can’t afford to continue ignoring how economic growth is gener

A gloomier world?
Jan 30, 2019

A gloomier world?

Mitigating the huge divide between the rich and the poor is a major challenge for the government as it will require a big increase in public investmen

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity
Nov 30, 2021

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity

The zero sum game witnessed during this pandemic has deepened cleavages and widened inequality across the world

An analysis of maternal health condition across parliamentary constituencies in India
May 06, 2019

An analysis of maternal health condition across parliamentary constituencies in India

The data reveals clear inequality in maternal health across parliamentary constituencies in terms of maternal mortality rate and the uptake of service

Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda
Jan 11, 2024

Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda

With Awami League winning the 4th consecutive term, this re-election opens up interesting implications for the country’s economic future

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries
May 26, 2023

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries

This paper presents a status report of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) on two crucial development parameters—inequality and poverty—that have a significant bearing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; especially SDG-1 and SDG-10). The paper tracks the origins and movements of absolute and relative poverty, and income and wealth inequality in the BRICS economies over time, highlights the associated cha

Bitter morning-after pill for new govt post elections
May 20, 2019

Bitter morning-after pill for new govt post elections

Severe inequality in the allocation of public finance is a primary reason for rural impoverishment.

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

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?
Feb 03, 2024

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?

Due to unprecedented global crises, progress in bridging the gender divide has stagnated

Can ‘The Inclusive City’ be a reality?
May 09, 2024

Can ‘The Inclusive City’ be a reality?

The universal desire to establish inclusion as the driving ideal for development shall remain unachieved if it is not realised in the most significant

Cementing the BRICS
Apr 05, 2014

Cementing the BRICS

There is a need to fix the BRICS, by altering growth strategies, reducing external dependence, securing domestic demand and investments, providing jobs to the unemployed, and aiming at lowering untenable inequality.

COVID-19’s origins maybe in Asia but its breaking point has been in the West
May 28, 2020

COVID-19’s origins maybe in Asia but its breaking point has been in the West

The juxtaposition between the death toll in Asia and the West as well as government response teams has been stark.

Empower women to achieve just energy transition
Mar 14, 2022

Empower women to achieve just energy transition

India needs to structurally tackle the gender inequalities in job opportunities available in the renewable energy sector for the country to achieve a

Exploring India’s Digital Divide
May 20, 2022

Exploring India’s Digital Divide

With the onset of unprecedented technological and digital advances in today's time, India witnesses a widening inequality between the digital haves a

Exploring the gender dimensions of CVE online
Apr 14, 2021

Exploring the gender dimensions of CVE online

It is crucial for CVE responses to more meaningfully incorporate gender perspectives and address structural gender inequality as an essential part of

From War Zone to China’s Poster Child, to Economic Despair: Angola’s 40-Year Journey
Jan 28, 2021

From War Zone to China’s Poster Child, to Economic Despair: Angola’s 40-Year Journey

Angola is rich in natural wealth, with massive petroleum and diamond deposits across its territory. Most of its people, however, continue to live in poverty. Since its independence in 1975, Angola has had a tumultuous journey: from being a war zone, to becoming a poster child for Chinese engagement in the continent, and since 2015, declining to its current state where the challenges are so massive—negative growth rates, high external debt, risi

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda: A Comparison
Jul 22, 2020

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda: A Comparison

Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is a targeted fiscal instrument that several developing countries have cemented into their growth plans. GRB is used to ensure that policy prescriptions to alleviate gender inequality translate into outputs by linking them to budgetary allocations. Although the concept was introduced in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda at around the same time (the early 2000s), the three countries have followed different routes and a

How 'urban' is India's urbanisation?
Oct 06, 2016

How 'urban' is India's urbanisation?

Urban India is mimicking the social and cultural structures of inequality thereby also creating fault lines for future conflicts

In Nepal, men are more equal than women
Jul 03, 2023

In Nepal, men are more equal than women

The citizenship amendment act paves the way for thousands of stateless Nepalis to become citizens, but women continue to be considered second-class ci

India must employ more women to drive economic recovery
Nov 24, 2020

India must employ more women to drive economic recovery

Monetising the skills of the female workforce will address gender inequality and boost the 'Make in India' campaign.

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends
Mar 29, 2024

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends

By studying India’s consumption patterns over time, effective policies can be undertaken to boost India’s economic growth

Inevitable questions, concerns, and inequalities in the fourth industrial revolution
Dec 30, 2020

Inevitable questions, concerns, and inequalities in the fourth industrial revolution

Perhaps, the most integral step towards inclusivity in the fourth industrial revolution is trust.

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm
Aug 16, 2023

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm

By addressing challenges related to education, healthcare, and gender inequality, India can harness its human potential to drive economic progress and

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Jan 27, 2021

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

India’s leap into the services and IT sector without first going through the appropriate growth models and methods of educating and skilling its ent

KFON: Kerala's internet connectivity scheme
Jun 27, 2023

KFON: Kerala's internet connectivity scheme

The pandemic showed us how digital divides worsen inequality - this project shows they’re not inevitable