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New political developments in Maldives
Jun 12, 2023

New political developments in Maldives

Maldives’ political front seems to have been upturned as new political parties emerge in the face of the upcoming presidential elections

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development:  expert
May 12, 2015

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development: expert

A nuclear expert has said Article IV of the NPT, which allows signatory countries to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development in the absence of a comprehensive inspection mechanism and enforceable sanctions.

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View
Apr 21, 2015

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View

This paper examines Indian policies and decisions on Iran's nuclear programme and reveals a number of critical factors which have influenced New Delhi on this matter in varying degrees.

Of Consensual Development
Jul 14, 2004

Of Consensual Development

Reports that the Centre is considering the winding up of the Task Force on the possibly over-ambitious project for the inter-linking of rivers need to be received with concern. It is nobody's case that the report, or the project, should be accepted in toto,

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?
Feb 16, 2021

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?

The multiple ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns imposed by countries as a response, are being felt in sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. The global community must now hurdle massive obstacles to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To correctly assess the impact of the pandemic on global sustainability-driven concerns, it is important to understand not only the inter-linkages between the SDGs,

Optimising digital innovation ecosystems for development
May 17, 2024

Optimising digital innovation ecosystems for development

Digital innovation ecosystems are crucial for global development, but balanced growth requires adaptive capacity to optimise their performance

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans
Sep 24, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans

Preparation of a town/city plan is a comprehensive exercise involving collection, tabulation and analysis of data on numerous urban development indicators. The enormous amount of time, labour and resources involved in this process usually go to waste as compliance to plan proposals is often quite minimal.

Partnering for development: Bolstering data for capacity-building
Jul 10, 2024

Partnering for development: Bolstering data for capacity-building

To make the most of the demographic dividend, strengthening access to data and fostering robust capacity-building programmes under development partner

Philanthropy as development finance: The new normal
May 18, 2024

Philanthropy as development finance: The new normal

Philanthropic organisations have a financial capacity beyond that of governments. Thus, governments should create conditions that enable the private s

Planned development in Nepal: Opportunities and challenges
Dec 01, 2012

Planned development in Nepal: Opportunities and challenges

It is half a century that planned development began in Nepal. Although progress has been made in some important areas, the expected achievements could not be realised,

Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India
Sep 21, 2007

Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India

Brigadier V R P Sarathy (retd) initiated a discussion on Political Developments in Pakistan and Impact on India on Saturday 22, 2007 in ORF Chennai. He started his discussion on Pakistan's political development with Stephen P. Cohen's words: 'Pakistan is cursed by history but blessed by geography - always at the right place at the wrong time'.

Post-pandemic development priorities: Need for SDG-consistent macroeconomic frameworks
Dec 23, 2020

Post-pandemic development priorities: Need for SDG-consistent macroeconomic frameworks

It is good governance at the implementation level that becomes a pre-condition for achieving the goals through improving public expenditure efficiency

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy
Mar 17, 2020

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy

This paper argues in favour of integrating valuation of ecosystem services in development policy planning in India. The paper presents three cases where monetary values of ecosystem services have been estimated to illustrate the significance of the exercise: the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in Uttarakhand, the Kunigal Wetlands in Karnataka, and the Indian Sundarbans Delta (ISD) in West Bengal. The first two cases highlight the ecosystem-livelihoods

Promoting South South Development Cooperation: Role of India
Oct 20, 2015

Promoting South South Development Cooperation: Role of India

In the recently inked sustainable development goals (SDG's) which identify international cooperation priorities and set the paradigm for global cooperation, India would be a key contributor laying emphasis on south-south development cooperation as an important pillar of the SDG's post 2015.

Prospects of harnessing Indian experience in the digital revolution to support Africa’s development
Nov 05, 2022

Prospects of harnessing Indian experience in the digital revolution to support Africa’s development

As the world is poised to embrace more digital innovations, India has a golden opportunity to showcase its willingness and capacity to contribute towa

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development
Feb 15, 2019

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development

In many ways, some of the worst fears of the security forces have come true.

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 16, 2021

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific

Multidimensional development-linked cooperation, as initiated by Quad, should be seen by countries in the region as an enabler to harmonise domestic s

Real Politics, Imagined Futures: The Influence of Geopolitics and Technological Development on Science Fiction Since the 20th Century
Jul 10, 2024

Real Politics, Imagined Futures: The Influence of Geopolitics and Technological Development on Science Fiction Since the 20th Century

This brief examines the reciprocal relationship between science fiction and real-world technological, geopolitical, and policy developments throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Beginning in the 1940s, the analysis explores how the genre has evolved amid historical events such as the World Wars and the Cold War, and the rise of digital technology. The brief gives particular attention to the role of science fiction during periods of criti

Recommendations for India-US Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 15, 2021

Recommendations for India-US Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Defence cooperation is the dominant component of the India-US bilateral relationship. India seeks to leverage this aspect in the Indo-Pacific to diversify the scope of nascent plurilaterals, integrate with US frameworks to expand cooperation with regional nations, and consolidate its position as the preeminent partner for extra-regional players. This brief recommends that India take advantage of ongoing development initiatives with the US and ide

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth
Aug 24, 2023

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth

By embracing the inclusive wealth paradigm, India has the opportunity to reimagine progress in a way that harmonises the aspirations of humanity with

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens
Aug 30, 2019

Reimagining Sustainable Development Education for teens

Engaging youth in the SDG debate will require more than classroom education — it’s time we saw greater online innovation.

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges:  Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery
Nov 24, 2023

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges: Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery

Traditional development financing is proving insufficient to address overlapping global challenges, such as climate change and fragile contexts. This brief explores new thinking in development finance through two examples. The first is Islamic climate finance, which constitutes less than 2 percent of global Islamic finance. The brief identifies policy priorities and proposes dedicated Islamic climate-finance windows (e.g., in the Green Climate Fu

Revisiting the “paradox of thrift”: India’s Union Budget 2022 through a holistic development lens
Feb 01, 2022

Revisiting the “paradox of thrift”: India’s Union Budget 2022 through a holistic development lens

Budget 2022’s attempt to deal with critical challenges that the Indian economy will face is welcome, but a more holistic approach is still the need

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India
May 04, 2023

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India

The early years, particularly the first 1,000 days, are a critical period in a child’s development, with lifelong impacts. Evidence shows that one of the most effective strategies for economic growth is investing in the developmental growth of at-risk young children. However, early childhood development (ECD) programmes are severely challenged by the sheer scale of need in the face of early childhood care and education losses due to COVID-19 me

Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia
Jul 22, 2023

Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia

The purpose of this paper is to reopen policy debates on the role of agricultural mechanisation in rural development. The paper examines very different and diverse patterns of agricultural mechanisation in some South Asian countries over the last 30 years

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development
Jan 18, 2022

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development

By investing now to build a green, resilient and inclusive economy, countries can turn the challenges of COVID-19 and climate change into opportunitie

Some issues to ponder with the proposed Development Finance Institution in India
Mar 18, 2021

Some issues to ponder with the proposed Development Finance Institution in India

The need for an institution to provide for capital expenditure (capex) for the infrastructure spree that the nation intends to indulge in is supreme.

Sri Lanka: Trincomalee in development discourse
Aug 03, 2012

Sri Lanka: Trincomalee in development discourse

In a masterly stroke aimed at improving bilateral economic relations on the one hand, and job opportunities for the Tamil victims of the ethnic war, New Delhi and Colombo have agreed to set up Special Economic Zones (SEZ) for Indian engineering.

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns
Sep 01, 2023

Stakeholders in development assistance in mental health: An analysis of recent funding patterns

The central challenge in DAMH is the misalignment between the goals of recipients and the priorities of donors

Supporting climate resilient development in India
Jun 15, 2015

Supporting climate resilient development in India

Indian climate policy-making should 'mainstream' adaptation strategies into development planning to better address climate change. The Indian Government had formulated the National Action Plan on Climate Change in 2008.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India
Jun 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India

The unending densification of cities rob all the initiatives from making a visible positive impact

Sustainable Development Goals: The Quest for a Post-2015 Agenda
Oct 14, 2014

Sustainable Development Goals: The Quest for a Post-2015 Agenda

The Observer Research Foundation and Saferworld, UK, with support from the UK Department of International Development, hosted a workshop in New Delhi in August 2014 with the objective of identifying priorities to help secure an inclusive agreement on the SDGs. This Policy Perspective presents a summary of key issues raised by participants from India, China, Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the African Union.

Sustainable development: Evolution of a kind
Jun 09, 2023

Sustainable development: Evolution of a kind

To successfully implement Agenda 2030, a fresh perspective is required, whereby the economic and social facets of the SDGs are conceptualised as integ