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An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia
Dec 23, 2020

An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia

Human economic ambitions have led to such interventions over the natural ecosystem that it has impaired the ecosystem processes and the capacity of ec

Bhutan: Nurturing the entrepreneurship ecosystem
May 20, 2020

Bhutan: Nurturing the entrepreneurship ecosystem

The launching of the Nu. 1.2 billion CSI and startup flagship has been a major initiative undertaken by the present government that has professed the motto of “Narrowing the Gap.”

Bloomsbury saga is a battle of platforms, driven by an ecosystem, powered by ideologies
Aug 24, 2020

Bloomsbury saga is a battle of platforms, driven by an ecosystem, powered by ideologies

Preserving free speech should be the gut reaction of anyone in the business of ideas — authors, academics, journalists. There is no space for select

China is building a new ecosystem behind the ‘Great Tech Wall’
Nov 22, 2022

China is building a new ecosystem behind the ‘Great Tech Wall’

In the hope to achieve autarky and counter the US semiconductor-control curbs, China is luring Chinese tech talent back home

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation
Mar 03, 2021

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation

This problem has been continuing for quite some time and is highly prevalent in the existing literature on valuation of ecosystem services — in gene

Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem
Oct 04, 2014

Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem

India will become a digital society. It is also deploying all the right pieces and infrastructure for a digital economy. The foundation for both will be the cloud ecosystem, which, however, needs to be protected through a robust policy and legal framework.

How the news ecosystem is changing in India
Jul 28, 2020

How the news ecosystem is changing in India

Newspapers, or even television channels, will have to bypass Google and Facebook to survive. Question is — how do they do that?

Indian startup ecosystem: Sunrise sectors and social entrepreneurship on the horizon
Feb 21, 2023

Indian startup ecosystem: Sunrise sectors and social entrepreneurship on the horizon

While significant steps have been taken in recent years to boost the startup ecosystem, a lot more still needs to be done for India to emerge as a glo

India’s bid to kickstart innovation ecosystem in SCO
Jun 15, 2023

India’s bid to kickstart innovation ecosystem in SCO

India has accumulated valuable expertise in navigating complex markets, which can be shared to help startups in SCO countries.

India’s Innovation Ecosystem: Mapping the Trends
Feb 08, 2021

India’s Innovation Ecosystem: Mapping the Trends

The integration of Science, Technology and Innovation goals into national policies helps achieve sustained economic and social development. This brief examines the key parameters that govern the global and Indian innovation ecosystems: research investment, education policy, researcher density, publication output, number of patents registered, and the startup environment. It finds that certain elements are crucial in developing a robust strategic

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away
Jun 11, 2019

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away

The BJP-led government will have to walk the tightrope and act on its election manifesto — Sankalp Patra — which explains its long-term strategy f

Making the Indian startup ecosystem thrive
Feb 18, 2019

Making the Indian startup ecosystem thrive

Despite the government’s Angel Tax, there exists a simmering discontent among Indian startups.

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

Pulwama aftermath: How to curb the ‘conflict ecosystem’ in Kashmir
Mar 08, 2019

Pulwama aftermath: How to curb the ‘conflict ecosystem’ in Kashmir

Over the last thirty years, Kashmir has become a conflict economy, in which conflict entrepreneurs thrive. An entire ecosystem has developed that feeds into and upon this conflict economy. And the Jamaat has been one of the primary drivers and beneficiaries of this ecosystem.

Reframing the global Internet ecosystem
Aug 11, 2014

Reframing the global Internet ecosystem

As the conversations around internet governance become trapped in confrontational language, it is time to move the emphasis back to decision making that works for all

Saudi Aramco attack shakes up fragile global ecosystem
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi Aramco attack shakes up fragile global ecosystem

Visuals of the strike, reportedly conducted via drones and/or missiles, appear to show the plant on fire and the attack is reported to have led to a 5% drop in global oil production.

Strengthening the Online Education Ecosystem in India
Nov 18, 2020

Strengthening the Online Education Ecosystem in India

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the formal schooling system in India, as it has across the globe, causing massive pressure on the online education sector. This paper analyses the state of digitalised education in India. It outlines current government guidelines on digital-mode schooling, and uses the case of Maharashtra’s five-year-old efforts at digitalising government schools to gauge preparedness for implementing the guidelines. It highl

Towards a holistic digital health ecosystem in India
May 24, 2023

Towards a holistic digital health ecosystem in India

In an effort to facilitate the digitisation of the country’s healthcare systems, India released a National Digital Health Blueprint in January 2020, which provides a detailed framework for a “Federated National Health Information System.” This brief makes a case for expanding the scope of the blueprint to include digital therapeutics, digital diagnostics, and telemedicine. It proposes a “National Digital Health Blueprint 2.0,” with dive

Towards an Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management Along the Bengal Coast
Jul 08, 2021

Towards an Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management Along the Bengal Coast

The management of fish stocks along the Bengal coast has traditionally relied on the formula of dictating where, when, and how much to catch of one particular kind of fish to mitigate the risk of stock depletion. This paper argues that this conventional approach is inadequate in dealing with the multitude of threats, both local and global, posed by anthropogenic interventions in the natural systems and processes. It builds a case for an Ecosystem

Transforming the biotech innovation ecosystem
Oct 30, 2020

Transforming the biotech innovation ecosystem

Since its inception, DBT has been committed to delivering solutions for societal challenges with a focus on Make in India.

#BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation
Nov 28, 2021

#BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation

Blue bonds, like green bonds, can catalyse global capital to work towards the conservation of our marine ecosystems

#US and Red Sea: अमेरिका और लाल सागर की बदलती भू-राजनीति
Jul 23, 2022

#US and Red Sea: अमेरिका और लाल सागर की बदलती भू-राजनीति

लाल सागर और इसके इर्द गिर्द बड़ी ताक़तों के बीच प्रभाव स्�

A case for “GDP of the poor” to make conservation everybody’s business
Jul 02, 2020

A case for “GDP of the poor” to make conservation everybody’s business

That development is a multi-dimensional phenomenon entailing delineation of institutions, processes, and structures to ensure sustainability and equit

A decade into India’s open government data journey
Sep 28, 2022

A decade into India’s open government data journey

To maximise the potential of data collected, India must plug the gaps in its OGD ecosystem.

A fixed annual statutory fund could be the answer to cash strapped cities
Jun 18, 2020

A fixed annual statutory fund could be the answer to cash strapped cities

The pandemic has highlighted both the increasing significance of cities in the larger national governance ecosystem as also exposed their vulnerabilit

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India
May 10, 2023

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India

The rapid pace of digitalisation poses new national security risks for countries like India, a country with over 700 million internet users. The multilayered digital ecosystem comprising of infrastructure, devices and applications is complex, and security threats evolve at a breakneck pace. This makes it difficult for states to develop an effective response to individual or organisational security threats. India therefore has often had to resort

A tribute to our selfish needs: Conservation in the Anthropocene
Jul 28, 2023

A tribute to our selfish needs: Conservation in the Anthropocene

The paradigm that conservation is the anti-thesis to development needs to change; conservation is central to development in the Global South

Adopting the One Health approach
Apr 05, 2024

Adopting the One Health approach

Constitutional provisions for the right to health cannot be realised without integrating frameworks for the health of people and the planet.

Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India
Oct 05, 2020

Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India

While there exists a weak and broken ecosystem of affordable rental housing, there is no ecosystem for seasonal urban migrants.

AI Governance in India: Aspirations and Apprehensions
Dec 06, 2023

AI Governance in India: Aspirations and Apprehensions

The Observer Research Foundation’s first Tech Huddle was held on 23 November 2023 and focused on the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) in India, highlighting the rapid growth and adoption of AI as well as the complexities associated with developing regulatory frameworks for it. AI governance is in its infancy, both globally and in India, and grapples with issues such as the explainability of AI systems as well as the embedded biases, s

America’s effort to address competitive gaps with China
Feb 16, 2022

America’s effort to address competitive gaps with China

US lawmakers have sought to make several commendable moves but their plan still comes up short

Amphan, Sundarbans and an agenda for reconstruction
May 25, 2020

Amphan, Sundarbans and an agenda for reconstruction

Cyclones are a regular occurrence in the region and contrary to the commonly held perception, the mangrove ecosystem is quite resilient to momentary d

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation
Feb 27, 2024

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation

The European Union’s (EU) and India’s paths towards becoming “cyber powers” could hardly be more different. The EU has a long tradition of protecting personal privacy rights and patents, while urging to enhance multilateral norms on cyberspace. India’s thinking on cybersecurity has continuously been boosted by the cyber threats emerging from China and Pakistan. It has further been shaped by India’s domestic Information Technology indu