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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

Is it time to give up on the World Bank?
Jan 14, 2019

Is it time to give up on the World Bank?

The financial gap that emerging markets have to bridge is huge; between $1 trillion and 1.5 trillion annually is needed for investment in infrastructure.

The World Bank data manipulation controversy: A cause for worry
Nov 01, 2021

The World Bank data manipulation controversy: A cause for worry

The integrity of global financial institutions has come under scrutiny as indication of data manipulations tilted in favour of China has been uncovere

A ‘social’ index for ease of doing business
May 29, 2019

A ‘social’ index for ease of doing business

The SDG index is a better alternative to the World Bank’s parameters as it takes a holistic view of development

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XVIII | Mediterranean Shipping Co. launches India-Africa service
Sep 08, 2016

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XVIII | Mediterranean Shipping Co. launches India-Africa service

Mediterranean Shipping Co. has introduced a container service between India and Africa to "improve transit times and enhance delivery."

Africa: The Growing Continent
Nov 30, 2010

Africa: The Growing Continent

Some of the best performing countries of Africa -- Nigeria, South Africa and Botswana -- have GDP growth rates comparable with the fastest developing countries of the world. Their GDPs are the least volatile in Africa. Rwanda was declared the best reformer by the World Bank for encouraging business in the country.

After presidential poll, Maldives hard hit by economic realities
Oct 16, 2023

After presidential poll, Maldives hard hit by economic realities

How Maldives controls its spiralling economic issues under the new leadership remains to be seen

Being optimistic about India
Apr 29, 2022

Being optimistic about India

The Ukrainian crisis has negatively impacted the Indian economy, but the rising global demand and domestic fiscal management could help cushion the bl

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?
Oct 10, 2018

China’s BRI in doldrums: Multilateralism to the rescue?

As the challenges facing China’s BRI multiply, the initiative’s links to international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the AIIB

Chinese Takeaway
Jul 25, 2012

Chinese Takeaway

With the World Bank punishing Bangladesh by withdrawing support to $3 billion multipurpose bridge over River Padma, Dhaka is hoping that China will step into the breach. Could India pit ch in too? Or Delhi and Beijing collaborate on a transformative economic venture in Banglade sh, setting a new basis for regional cooperation?

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.

COVID-19: China and global supply chains
Apr 25, 2020

COVID-19: China and global supply chains

The role of China as the central hub in many global value chains has brought losses in global exports — Chinese suppliers are crucial for many indus

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal
Jan 23, 2024

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal

Despite the growing political instability in Nepal, the government needs to take bold steps to revamp the economy

Ease of doing business and Arbitration Amendment Bill
Feb 09, 2015

Ease of doing business and Arbitration Amendment Bill

India's ranking in the World Bank's ease of doing business index is 134. Ease of doing business has ease of settling commercial disputes at its centre. With the Arbitration and Conciliation (amendment) Bill coming in place, India could play a greater role in shaping the way forward.

G20's contribution to global financial reforms
Sep 09, 2016

G20's contribution to global financial reforms

The G20, though formed in 1999, was chosen as a forum to discuss financial reforms after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai
Jun 20, 2013

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai

The 2011 anti-corruption movement in India—characterised by a huge trust deficit in the political class—was the culmination of several such localised movements that marked the birth of a new civil society in contemporary urban India. This paper studies the profusion of middle-class-led associations in Mumbai fighting for good governance, and their increased political mobilisation in the city. It argues that a new civil society bypasses electe

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges
Apr 17, 2024

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges

The changes brought to the Consumption Expenditure Survey have raised concerns over comparability with previous rounds of surveys

How large are our social safety nets?
May 22, 2014

How large are our social safety nets?

A World Bank report on 'State of Social Safety Nets' paints an overall positive picture, with over one billion people worldwide being included under at least one safety net initiative. But the reality is that more than two-thirds of the world's 1.2 billion poorest are not covered.

Imagining 2024: Digital Public Infrastructure’s global footprint
Dec 19, 2023

Imagining 2024: Digital Public Infrastructure’s global footprint

2024 will see a consolidation of global efforts to leverage the DPI model, and there are indications that the enthusiasm surrounding DPIs could infect

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World
Feb 24, 2004

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World

The World Bank shares a lot of the optimism that prevails in India today¿, said Michael Carter, World Bank Country Director for India, in his opening remarks at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

India: Hope for economic turnaround
Sep 16, 2014

India: Hope for economic turnaround

India may exceed the growth forecasts of the IMF and the World Bank but the task ahead is not easy, especially with 10 million jobs to be created, so much cleaning up to be done and so many disasters to be tackled.

Italy’s BRIexit: Not All Roads Lead to Beijing
Jun 13, 2024

Italy’s BRIexit: Not All Roads Lead to Beijing

Almost 150 countries have joined China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a project central to Beijing’s global prestige as well as President Xi Jinping’s persona and legacy. Italy, which joined in 2019, was the only G7 and major European Union country to join the BRI. Less than five years later, in December 2023, Italy formally exited the BRI, making it the first country to do so. This paper contextualises the drivers behind Italy

Nepal-China relations under the shadow of geopolitics
Apr 05, 2022

Nepal-China relations under the shadow of geopolitics

Nepal's balancing act between the two development and infrastructural projects—the MCC aided by the USA and the BRI promoted by China—can hinder i

The 16+1 Initiative: Judged Too Quickly?
Oct 02, 2021

The 16+1 Initiative: Judged Too Quickly?

The 16+1 initiative is seen as a Chinese Trojan Horse waiting for entry into the European Union

The emergence of the New Development Bank
Jul 25, 2014

The emergence of the New Development Bank

The BRICS' National Development Bank is not trying to replace the IMF-World Bank. It will play a complementary role, catering to the needs of developing countries.

The spoils of World War 2 are handing World War 3 victories to China
Sep 21, 2021

The spoils of World War 2 are handing World War 3 victories to China

The World Bank Group’s manipulation of Doing Business rankings to promote China is part of a larger and continuing malaise that needs to end now

Undermining institutions, underwriting OBOR: Beijing and the crisis of global governance
Sep 21, 2021

Undermining institutions, underwriting OBOR: Beijing and the crisis of global governance

Will the world end up underwriting the further rise of China by allowing the CPC to take over global institutions?

Why govt should focus on women’s employment
Oct 23, 2017

Why govt should focus on women’s employment

Half of India’s population is women, and according to a World Bank report, India could achieve double digit growth if women were participating more

Why the Ukraine crisis will not derail the Indian economy
Apr 30, 2022

Why the Ukraine crisis will not derail the Indian economy

Despite the prevailing environment of gloom and doom due to the Ukraine crisis, the Indian economy’s ability to resist imported inflation is greater

घरगुती उपभोग खर्चाचे सर्वेक्षण: तर्कहीन आव्हाने
Apr 24, 2024

घरगुती उपभोग खर्चाचे सर्वेक्षण: तर्कहीन आव्हाने

सध्याच्या घरगुती वापराच्या खर्च सर्वेक्षणात झालेल्या ब

नेपाळमध्ये आर्थिक संकट अधिक गडद
Feb 03, 2024

नेपाळमध्ये आर्थिक संकट अधिक गडद

नेपाळमध्ये वाढती राजकीय अस्थिरता असूनही, सरकारने अर्थव�

पाकिस्तान की अर्थव्यवस्था: ‘अस्थायी’ बजट, झूठे आंकड़े
Jun 28, 2022

पाकिस्तान की अर्थव्यवस्था: ‘अस्थायी’ बजट, झूठे आंकड़े

आज जब पाकिस्तान अपना ख़र्च चलाने के लिए भी जूझ रहा है, तो स�

२०२४ मधील वाटचाल: डिजिटल पब्लिक इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चरच्या जागतिक पाऊलखुणा
Jan 09, 2024

२०२४ मधील वाटचाल: डिजिटल पब्लिक इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चरच्या जागतिक पाऊलखुणा

डिपीआय मॉडेलचा फायदा घेण्यासाठी २०२४ मध्ये जागतिक स्तर�

‘G20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय रैंकिंग में सुधार लाने के लिये वर्ल्ड बैंक पर दबाव बनाएं’
Dec 14, 2022

‘G20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय रैंकिंग में सुधार लाने के लिये वर्ल्ड बैंक पर दबाव बनाएं’

डूइंग बिज़नेस रैंकिंग के विस्फोट के बाद से विश्व बैंक जि�