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The BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity: A Stocktaking
Jun 03, 2024

The BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity: A Stocktaking

Connectivity facilitates economic growth, social development, and people-to-people interactions. Recognising the imperative of connectivity in regional engagement, the Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in 1997 declared ‘transport and communication’ as one of its sectors of cooperation. In 2018, BIMSTEC drew up its Master Plan for Transport Connectivity, and subsequently updated the plan at the fifth BIM

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 Indian startup ecosystem: Drivers, challenges and pillars of support
Sep 12, 2019

The Indian startup ecosystem: Drivers, challenges and pillars of support

In recent years, startups have been receiving increased attention in many parts of the world. In India, the number of startups has increased fast and more support has become available in all dimensions. This paper analyses the current state of the Indian startup ecosystem and has three goals: to provide an understanding of the growth drivers and motivations of Indian startup founders; identify challenges facing these startups; and outline the pil

The Mattei Plan: Rome’s foray into development diplomacy
Jul 04, 2024

The Mattei Plan: Rome’s foray into development diplomacy

PM Meloni’s Mattei Plan for Africa aims to diversify Italy’s energy supply, enhance trade for securing critical raw minerals, and boost economic g

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 New Economy of Climate Change
Apr 29, 2016

The New Economy of Climate Change

Climate change presents significant risks to long-term economic growth and socioeconomic development in developing economies. Thus the response to climate change necessitates major revisions around how economies are structured and how they function. The Observer Research Foundation organised a symposium on the subject, “The New Economy of Climate Change”, on 15 March 2016. This Special Report builds on the key themes presented by the panellis

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign
Apr 23, 2024

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign

The "India Out" campaign in Bangladesh following the recent general election seems to be an attempt by the Opposition to further their political prosp

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 U.S. Escalates Chips War With China
Apr 03, 2023

The U.S. Escalates Chips War With China

Global geopolitics is in a state of intense flux. China’s rise has led to greater competition in the international system, with the United States and the post-War global order coming under increasing challenge. China’s high economic growth rate in the past several decades has meant bigger military budgets. In turn, its military rise threatens security in the Indo-Pacific region where China seeks to dominate, from the Himalayas to South China

The West Wanes, China Grows: What’s at Stake for the Liberal Order?
Mar 30, 2021

The West Wanes, China Grows: What’s at Stake for the Liberal Order?

As liberal democracies struggle to deal with their domestic crises, China is finding it opportune to fill the gap in global leadership. China’s economic growth in four decades—called by many analysts as a “miracle”—has made its “state-controlled capitalism” model attractive especially to countries facing massive development challenges. More importantly, President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have their ey

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

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy
Dec 19, 2022

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to promote a political model with centralisation and one-party rule at the core to achieve economic growth and stability. This brief assesses the extent to which the CCP’s policymaking mechanisms and internal politics have influenced China’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three dangerous myths
Dec 09, 2019

Three dangerous myths

The errors and misapprehensions that led to constant optimism about Indian growth

Tinkering isn’t enough: Time for basic reforms
Sep 17, 2019

Tinkering isn’t enough: Time for basic reforms

An interest burden growing faster than GDP growth by 2.5 percentage points is not a comforting signal for fiscal stability.

Towards a 10-trillion-Dollar Indian Economy based on the SDG agenda
Jan 26, 2022

Towards a 10-trillion-Dollar Indian Economy based on the SDG agenda

India’s trajectory towards becoming a powerhouse economy is only possible by reconciling between the irreconcilable trinity of equity, efficiency an

Towards a sustainable smart city: The case of Aizawl
Aug 17, 2018

Towards a sustainable smart city: The case of Aizawl

India’s hill cities are unique poles of development. While they have managed to record some degree of economic growth, increasing urban population and unfavourable topography have also made such growth haphazard and unsustainable. In turn, this has threatened the quality of the built environment and of urban life in these cities. This report studies the case of the hill city of Aizawl, the administrative capital of Mizoram, which is part of the

Towards progress and preservation: A commentary on the draft EIA 2020 notification
Jun 18, 2020

Towards progress and preservation: A commentary on the draft EIA 2020 notification

India is currently the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change. Easing environmental norms will not boost economic growth.

Transforming manufacturing dynamics: A look into India's PLI scheme
Apr 22, 2024

Transforming manufacturing dynamics: A look into India's PLI scheme

The successful implementation of the PLI scheme will be crucial in realising India's vision of becoming a leading manufacturing hub on the world stage

Trump's 'social insecurity' bill
Dec 04, 2017

Trump's 'social insecurity' bill

The solipsistic Trump “revolution” is unfolding on fantasies about economic growth.

Twin crises in the Gulf: Implications for India
Apr 30, 2020

Twin crises in the Gulf: Implications for India

Countries in the Gulf region are facing a proverbial perfect storm: oil demand falling to its lowest levels in decades, disagreements within the group of oil-exporting nations on supply cuts, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The plummeting of oil prices is affecting these countries’ fiscal positions, business sentiments, and economic growth. India has stakes in all this; after all, the country has strong economic, commercial and diaspora ties with th

Ukraine's future not in either East or West
Aug 25, 2014

Ukraine's future not in either East or West

It may be the strategy of Russia to bleed Ukraine dry, says Dr Andrew Kuchins, an expert on Russia. Ukraine has had 5-6 per cent negative economic growth this year. He says even a 30 plus billion dollar package from the IMF and others may not be enough to put Ukraine back on its feet again.

Understanding digital twin technology
May 17, 2024

Understanding digital twin technology

As digital twin technology continues to evolve, its impact is visible across industries, but without clear regulations, the path to encouraging this g

Universal basic income and India's China lesson: Paradiplomacy revisited
May 10, 2017

Universal basic income and India's China lesson: Paradiplomacy revisited

Robust economic growth, coupled with a dibao-like subsistence guarantee to target poor through poverty household registry, and UBI in Macau and Hong K

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase
Jul 18, 2021

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase

While economic growth remains the main focus, elevated inflation may ask for some attention.

US strategy to help Kabul fight narco-terrorism
Dec 26, 2017

US strategy to help Kabul fight narco-terrorism

The root cause of insecurity — which hampers Afghanistan’s state-building process and sustainable development — lies outside of the country. The

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States
Feb 03, 2020

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States

The benefits that India enjoyed for many years under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme of the United States was withdrawn, effective 5 June 2018. India was the largest beneficiary of the programme, of which it has been part since its inception in 1974. This paper evaluates the impact of the withdrawal on specific sectors of Indian exports. For comparison, the paper uses the Harmonized System Code (HS Code) Commodity Classifica

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar
Sep 12, 2013

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar

US did not believe in the view that democracy could accomplish economic growth in Afghanistan. And their preference was authoritarian modernisation rather than through democratic means, according to Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Rakove.

US$ 1 trillion for renewable energy: Transforming multilateral agencies
Apr 18, 2023

US$ 1 trillion for renewable energy: Transforming multilateral agencies

Public financial institutions such as MDBs and DFIs have to enter the fray to solve the long-term debt funding requirements of the RE sector

What the G20 can do for Small Island Developing States
Sep 12, 2023

What the G20 can do for Small Island Developing States

Against the contemporary background of strong systemic shocks to the global economy, the Group of Twenty (G20) must address the stagnation in developmental priorities and spur economic growth. As the current steward of the rotating presidency within the G20, India has acquired a unique podium to spearhead discussions on pivotal global challenges.

Why 2070 is justified as the net-zero deadline year for India
Nov 27, 2021

Why 2070 is justified as the net-zero deadline year for India

The challenge of a “net zero” for India is not an easy one. Being one of the fastest growing economies with the second largest population that aspires to be $5 trillion economy soon, will India be able to circumvent the trade-off between the environment and economic growth?

Why India’s economic slowdown is a national security problem
Dec 06, 2019

Why India’s economic slowdown is a national security problem

The country won’t have the resources required to modernise and equip the armed forces, or the wherewithal to project power in its neighbourhood and beyond.