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Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup
Feb 23, 2024

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup

India's goal of reaching net zero presents a crucial challenge and opportunity. Its success depends on financing key sectors effectively, thus, shapin

New thinking is needed, band-aids won’t suffice
Jan 30, 2020

New thinking is needed, band-aids won’t suffice

The government has been firefighting since FY 2019 using mostly Band-Aids of the cheapest kinds.

Nirmala Sitharaman’s 2 cuts raise 4 expectations
Sep 20, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman’s 2 cuts raise 4 expectations

Economic growth is — finally — a priority and the entrepreneur a key participant in that conversation.

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia
Feb 22, 2023

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia

The Sino-Russian bilateral signifies China’s urgency for resilient global energy supply chains to meet its increasing energy needs through its oil-f

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor
Jul 25, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor

The demand for basic needs has outpaced supply in many cities of the world. This fact is observed in the urban housing sector. High economic growth along with urbanisation has created a huge demand for housing, and according to recent estimates, there is a massive shortage of dwelling units in many urban areas of the world.

Paisa pain pandemic and pledges
Mar 25, 2020

Paisa pain pandemic and pledges

“A simple take on the 4 Ps of the #Covid19 crisis”, and its impact on the retail investors.

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price
Feb 10, 2021

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price

It is also unclear to what extent the disaster is the outcome of over-exploitation of resources in the back-to-back construction of dams

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure
Apr 10, 2023

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure

Infrastructure investments are required to enable economic growth and provide the services required by a growing population. The infrastructure already available is threatened by climate change, damaging existing assets and reducing future productivity. Investment in new infrastructure has to increase to fill the gap; as this occurs, the operation and maintenance cost of infrastructure are also expected to rise. Furthermore, as resources are scar

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

Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing: Policy implications from an econometric analysis
Jan 08, 2018

Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing: Policy implications from an econometric analysis

This paper evaluates the impact of various policy reforms, including the economic reforms of the 1990s, on India’s manufacturing sector. Covering the priority sectors relevant to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the paper analyses the productivity of registered manufacturing units from 1974-75 to 2012-13. It offers empirical evidence on the growth of productivity in the organised manufacturing sector through an inter-tem

Quest for new India - Tackling the double whammy of India's slowdown and unemployment on a mission mode
Jun 10, 2019

Quest for new India - Tackling the double whammy of India's slowdown and unemployment on a mission mode

India needs an effective policy package to reverse its economic slowdown and also tackle the growing unemployment rates.

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

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community
Nov 08, 2013

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community

This paper analyses the initiatives for regional integration in East Africa and the challenges that are being faced in this regard. The paper also examines the development initiatives taken by India in the region. Following the European withdrawal, statesmen ushering in independent Africa were faced with the dire prospect of addressing the many problems their colonial overlords had left upon them. Independent Africa was left in abject poverty

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India
Nov 12, 2013

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India

This Paper outlines the potential of renewable energy in addressing India's energy supply and access; it identifies challenges and provide a discursive overview of the various market and policy instruments developed to scale up renewable energy generation. India’s significant economic growth over the last decade has led to an inexorable rise in energy demand. Currently, India faces a Ichallenging energy shortage. To grow at 9 per cent over t

Renewing our future at Glasgow
Sep 23, 2021

Renewing our future at Glasgow

Over the foreseeable future, only massive advances in renewable technology and storage options can reverse the tide of carbon emissions from the incre

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS
May 24, 2017

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS

Global growth is expected to experience an uptick this year due to renewed economic activity in the emerging and developing market economies. These economies have large investment requirements for infrastructure development and maintaining a sustainable level of economic growth—for which they are dependent on international credit markets. With the growing need of economies to borrow capital abroad, the role of credit rating agencies—most of t

Securing India is costly, think afresh on growth
Feb 20, 2019

Securing India is costly, think afresh on growth

A perfect storm is gathering — of escalating external threats, a constrained space for economic growth with the slowing of the world economy and heightened protectionism.

Securing property rights in India through distributed ledger technology
Jul 24, 2023

Securing property rights in India through distributed ledger technology

India registered rapid economic growth over the past couple of years, with the GDP growing 7.6 percent in 2015-2016. While economic activity remains buoyant, however, the country still has a long way to go. The government must capitalise on the current economic momentum and use it to accelerate its reform agenda. One of the areas requiring regulatory attention is the property market. Despite a push for reform through the Digital India Land Record

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea
Sep 26, 2023

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea

India and South Korea stand as important middle powers whose influence in the Indo-Pacific region is expanding in their own ways. At the same time, their bilateral partnership today has even bigger potential to serve as a stabilising factor amid shifting regional geopolitical equations. The current year—the 50th since the two countries established formal diplomatic ties—is an opportune moment for harnessing their converging interests. This br

Slow, Not Steady: Assessing the Status of India-Eurasia Connectivity Projects
Feb 03, 2023

Slow, Not Steady: Assessing the Status of India-Eurasia Connectivity Projects

India’s robust economy has tremendous potential. But for sustained economic growth, it needs direct access to the Eurasian markets, backed by reliable, resilient, and diversified supply chains. Indeed, enhanced connectivity with Central Asia and the wider Eurasia is essential to promote regional stability and unlock economic opportunities for all countries in the region. This paper analyses the status of the key connectivity projects in the reg

Stoke demand to stop India slowing down
Oct 05, 2019

Stoke demand to stop India slowing down

Even this is optimistic and we could as well be seeing sub 5 per cent growth.

Strengthening India’s Global Influence through a Sound Public Diplomacy Policy
Oct 23, 2023

Strengthening India’s Global Influence through a Sound Public Diplomacy Policy

This brief tackles the crucial role of public diplomacy in enhancing India's global influence. It argues that India should exert effort to communicate its rich cultural heritage and economic growth story to foreign audiences, and recommends a roadmap that involves linking public diplomacy to national security, the establishment of a specialised public diplomacy agency, and creating the position of a chief public diplomat. A well-structured public

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade
Oct 08, 2018

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade

The African countries are set to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area or AfCFTA, the biggest free trade agreement in the world since the World Trade Organization was created in the 1990s. When implemented, the AfCFTA is projected to increase intra-African trade by 52.3 percent by 2022, from 2010 levels. In turn, higher trade levels can facilitate economic growth, transform domestic economies, and help the countries achieve the Sustainab

The Bhutanese economic revival
Feb 07, 2022

The Bhutanese economic revival

To meet the economic growth estimations of 2022, Bhutan would have to adopt strong policy measures to revive its economy

The case for an alliance of Techno-Democracies
Oct 19, 2021

The case for an alliance of Techno-Democracies

This alliance and its leadership will be essential to safeguarding democratic institutions, norms, and values, and be a driver for sustainable and equ

The case for green buildings in India
Nov 27, 2020

The case for green buildings in India

Green buildings can become a strong driver of economic growth and the prerogative to “build back better.”

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The counterterror dimension to the planning of smart cities
Aug 21, 2023

The counterterror dimension to the planning of smart cities

The Indian government’s “Smart Cities Mission” aims to drive economic growth and improve quality of life through “smart” solutions for the delivery of infrastructure and services. This is expected to transform living spaces, enhance quality of life, and provide employment opportunities, in turn helping reduce crime rates and promoting law and order. Among the challenges to the “Smart Cities” programme is terrorism—especially in ur

The female workforce in India: Emerging trends and insights
Mar 07, 2024

The female workforce in India: Emerging trends and insights

The female workforce in India is changing as younger women with higher levels of education enter the workforce

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South
Sep 20, 2021

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South

Economic growth has historically been dependent on fossil fuels. Climate change mitigation, therefore, is often an obstacle for developing countries. Although efficiency in the use of energy sources has increased dramatically over the last decades, GHG emissions remain at steep levels. This brief argues that developed countries should increase pressures on the Global North for more robust emission cuts and greater provision of aid related to clim

The high road to growth
Mar 03, 2020

The high road to growth

India can’t escape from the systematic challenge of large-scale reforms

The India Stack as a Potential Gateway to Global Economic Integration
Mar 22, 2024

The India Stack as a Potential Gateway to Global Economic Integration

India’s Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), known as India Stack, has not only had a profound impact on the country’s economy but also has potential significance for global economic integration. This brief elucidates how this framework has facilitated financial inclusion, spurred innovation, and propelled economic growth in India. It highlights the foundational role of the India Stack in transforming the country’s financial landscape, and

The Middle Kingdom With a Medieval Mindset
Jun 07, 2020

The Middle Kingdom With a Medieval Mindset

Economic growth and prosperity have not liberated China’s mind from the medieval worldview of the ‘Middle Kingdom’, nor has it tamed its lust fo

The road from Hiroshima
Jul 20, 2023

The road from Hiroshima

A new dawn emerges for the G7 and Quad alliances, in their resolute response to China's technological ascendancy and its implications for global secur

The story beyond uranium
Sep 05, 2014

The story beyond uranium

The real story for strong India-Australia relations lies beyond uranium. With one of the world's strongest mining sectors, Australia can help India exploit its own natural resources in an environmentally sustainable way and thereby address one of the major current constraints on India's economic growth.

The wrong diagnosis
Apr 13, 2020

The wrong diagnosis

Calls for fiscal stimulus and monetary overreach will not help deal with the pandemic's economic consequences