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Borrowed development fails
Dec 26, 2012

Borrowed development fails

The problem with the Indian state is less to do with capacity, than the state-society interaction being constrained by political dynamics. The state measures continue to be captive to narrow, patronage-driven political imperatives that are highly embedded in political returns at national and state levels.

Breaking data silos: Advancing data for development
Jul 10, 2024

Breaking data silos: Advancing data for development

Data and data-supported innovation are important tools for us to achieve the targets of the 2030 Agenda, and it is high time to amplify our efforts in

BRICS Bank: A long overdue development
Jul 19, 2014

BRICS Bank: A long overdue development

The BRICS bank, now tentatively called the New Development Bank, is indeed a new and long overdue development. It is the first step towards reforming the world financial system. It has to be read against the decision of the BRICS nations to do trade more with each other on the basis of currency swaps.

BRICS in Africa: A development dream?
Mar 26, 2013

BRICS in Africa: A development dream?

The BRICS-Africa partnership provides the potential for positive cooperation between developing nations in the future. It is this potential that delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will be trying to cultivate and deepen over the next couple of days in Durban.

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?

With G20 ruling 2023, New Delhi is bound to utilise its development cooperation allocations for forging new alliances and establishing sustainable par

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

Building a Follow-up and Review Framework for India’s Sustainable Development Goal on Health
Jul 22, 2016

Building a Follow-up and Review Framework for India’s Sustainable Development Goal on Health

The creation of a competent national indicator framework will be central to the tracking — and eventual attainment — of India’s sustainable development goals. Through an analytical study of India’s past efforts relating to the MDGs and its initial preparations for the SDGs, this paper identifies specific hurdles that must be overcome in building a health indicator architecture that is both globally relevant and aligned with national

Building an equitable ‘data for development’ space for the G20
Jun 28, 2023

Building an equitable ‘data for development’ space for the G20

The data landscape across the G20 remains highly uneven, with some countries being able to effectively harness D4D while others experience significant

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

Can Rohingya issue block the development of BIMSTEC?
Jan 15, 2021

Can Rohingya issue block the development of BIMSTEC?

The continuing Rohingya crisis has shown how little the subregion is equipped to deal with such a movement of displaced people from one member state t

Celebrating a unique 50-year relationship: India and Bangladesh are development partners with worrying challenges
Dec 22, 2021

Celebrating a unique 50-year relationship: India and Bangladesh are development partners with worrying challenges

The foremost geostrategic challenge for India vis-à-vis Bangladesh is to counter the machinations of the China-Pakistan axis.

China in Africa: Developmental partnership or imperial dominance?
Dec 27, 2019

China in Africa: Developmental partnership or imperial dominance?

Like the western powers, China has had no qualms in serving its interest in Africa by supporting autocratic rulers.

China’s Advances in Space: Taking Stock of Recent Developments
May 11, 2023

China’s Advances in Space: Taking Stock of Recent Developments

This paper examines major developments achieved by China in outer space in recent years, both from a technological as well as an arms-control perspective. The paper also looks at the implications for India in the domain and in the broader regional secu rity context.

Chinese views on India’s nuclear developments
May 09, 2023

Chinese views on India’s nuclear developments

China has not engaged in a nuclear dialogue with India despite India being a full-fledged nuclear weapons state; this is unlikely to change in the nea

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Apr 18, 2022

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development

Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of th

Combining the Best of North-South and South-South Development Cooperation: The Case for Triangular Partnerships
Mar 30, 2023

Combining the Best of North-South and South-South Development Cooperation: The Case for Triangular Partnerships

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed most economies into recession and heightened inequalities within and across countries. Mitigating current challenges requires greater solidarity, innovative thinking, and more effective international development cooperation. This paper makes a case for triangular cooperation as an instrument of development cooperation in current times. It outlines its advantages, examines the challenges involved in such partnerships,

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.

Conditions apply: A case for not delinking politics from development cooperation
Apr 27, 2023

Conditions apply: A case for not delinking politics from development cooperation

The motivation behind deploying aid is often spurred by geopolitical and diplomatic considerations rather than purely developmental goals

Corporate funding of elections: A scrutiny of some recent developments
Apr 12, 2012

Corporate funding of elections: A scrutiny of some recent developments

The pending Companies Bill provides for in an increase in the corporate funding to political parties from 5% to 7.5% of the average net profits. This increase is despite the fact that the presence of strong corporate funding laws has not hindered companies to squeeze out crores in bribes.

COVID-19: Mapping developments in the Indo-Pacific
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19: Mapping developments in the Indo-Pacific

Even as the world continues to be engaged in fighting the pandemic, developments in the Indo-Pacific have taken on diverse forms.

COVID-19: Rethinking human development
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Rethinking human development

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted one of the core foundations of the concept of human development — a healthy and long life.

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context
May 12, 2023

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context

The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is gaining ground in many parts of the world. This brief examines the challenges that India must hurdle to successfully manufacture and distribute a vaccine. It argues for a fair and equitable distribution of vaccine with an aim to save the maximum number of lives. It suggests a multi-parameter model based on age, co-morbidity, income and profession to justify one’s claim for vaccine. The imperative is to

Data for development: Revisiting the non-personal data governance framework
Dec 30, 2020

Data for development: Revisiting the non-personal data governance framework

Any new framework for non-personal data must consider that data is not just an economic resource to be commodified, neither is it an instrument of sov

Decentralised governance as a driver for inclusive development
Jul 10, 2024

Decentralised governance as a driver for inclusive development

Amidst the population rise, a push for decentralised governance structures that focus on data-driven efficient public service delivery is extremely cr

Delhi-Dhaka-Tokyo cooperation: Charting developmental pathways in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 17, 2023

Delhi-Dhaka-Tokyo cooperation: Charting developmental pathways in the Indo-Pacific

All three countries have unique strengths which they can leverage by working trilaterally and together they can play a major role in shaping the futur

Delhi: A vote for PM's vision of development
Apr 27, 2017

Delhi: A vote for PM's vision of development

Can things change even before 2020, if Arvind Kejriwal resigns, admitting he has lost the mandate to rule?

Dharavi redevelopment could create new paradigms in social housing
Jul 18, 2020

Dharavi redevelopment could create new paradigms in social housing

The complexity of Mumbai’s geography along with its bursting population has created lopsided informalities that the city needs to reconsider.

Double-talk on development?
Dec 14, 2011

Double-talk on development?

Controversies over the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and Koodamkulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, development issues regarding Sangur and Nandigram in West Bengal have exposed the political double talk on the excuse of people's concerns.

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance
Oct 28, 2016

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance

Looking through an emergence prism, India’s development partnerships and economic diplomacy must be built around three concentric circles.

Electronic silk road important for economic development
May 02, 2014

Electronic silk road important for economic development

Dr. Anupam Chander, Professor of Law at UC Davis, says a specific rule which necessitates the consent of data subject in order to process the data coming from foreign countries in India is effectively discouraging foreign investments in India.

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast
Jun 17, 2021

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast

The strategic location of India’s North Eastern Region (NER) offers ample opportunities for enhancing the country’s economic ties. However, supply-chain constraints at the regional level hamper the trade-growth linkages, as do trade barriers, social unrest, and inadequate infrastructure. Enhancing and improving commercial exchanges with neighbouring countries, such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, will strengthen bilateral and regional networks. Th