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Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
Aug 21, 2023

Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is one of several infrastructure megaprojects underway in India, intended to boost industrial modernisation and generate manufacturing employment for India’s young, largely unskilled workforce. Field research in DMIC investment sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh shows that its implementation is highly uneven across States and regions. The research, along with the literature, suggests that regional ind

'Smart City' "no substitute to developing urban infrastructure"
Sep 21, 2016

'Smart City' "no substitute to developing urban infrastructure"

There is a need for a threadbare analysis of smart city model in the Indian context to build urban infrastructure.

2023: A whirlwind for China’s infrastructure and energy diplomacy
Apr 10, 2024

2023: A whirlwind for China’s infrastructure and energy diplomacy

Upgrading partnerships with resource-rich nations like Turkmenistan, DRC, and Zambia strengthens China's grip on energy supplies and critical minerals

5G matters: (Geo)politics and critical national infrastructure
Jan 24, 2020

5G matters: (Geo)politics and critical national infrastructure

Instead of seeing it as just another step forward for telecommunications, states must also view 5G’s strategic technology as critical national infra

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era
Jul 13, 2022

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era

The government needs to undertake more targeted policies to ensure that the inflow of investments is adequate to finance infrastructure development.

AfCFTA: Need for integrating the African Continental Infrastructure Framework
Jun 06, 2019

AfCFTA: Need for integrating the African Continental Infrastructure Framework

An efficient and low-cost transport system is a prerequisite for African countries to become competitive in the global market.

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure
Apr 20, 2020

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure

In the midst of growing political instability, emerging complexities in the peace process, and significant aid cuts, the coronavirus outbreak is intensifying the struggle on all fronts in Afghanistan.

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap
Aug 17, 2023

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap

The global effort to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals will depend crucially on reforming the structure of development finance. Mobilising private capital will be an essential part of this effort, and existing development finance institutions, led by the complex of multilateral development banks (MDBs), will have to re-orient their strategies and functioning to prioritise this mobi

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative
Nov 11, 2014

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative

Considering India's immense infrastructural needs, the AIIB has opened a fresh window for financing in which there will hopefully be fewer conditions and hassles. All other less developing countries will also be able to access loans easily.

Assam floods reinforce the need for climate-resilient infrastructure
Jul 27, 2020

Assam floods reinforce the need for climate-resilient infrastructure

As extreme events are becoming the ‘new normal’ in an increasingly climate-constrained world, India’s critical infrastructure must be built to withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from the disruptions they cause

Border infrastructure: Time to put rail tracks on track
Jul 10, 2014

Border infrastructure: Time to put rail tracks on track

The slow pace of rail track construction in India is a total contrast to the development across the border. China has already built a 1142 km-long electrified railway line from Golmud to Lhasa. Now it has plans to extend it to Shigatze and Yatung, reaching almost Nathu La pass.

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir
Mar 27, 2023

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir

The completion of infrastructure projects in the Kashmir Valley will boost economic development, social integration, and security advantage

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending
Feb 10, 2023

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending

Increased spending on infrastructure boost is expected to boost employment generation and increase aggregate demand, thereby, accelerating growth

Building Back Better: Infrastructure investment as a G20 priority
Sep 19, 2022

Building Back Better: Infrastructure investment as a G20 priority

For India, multilateral cooperation for facilitating investment in infrastructure is the need of the hour.

Building national digital health infrastructures in India
Apr 05, 2024

Building national digital health infrastructures in India

Given the diversity of stakeholders and technical requirements, there is a need for flexible standards to achieve scale and drive the adoption of digi

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure
Oct 26, 2022

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure

The G20 can steward inclusive approaches to digital transformation, directing international development cooperation, and strengthening multilateralism

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India
Jan 06, 2024

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India

With a robust regulatory framework and tapping further into capital markets, InvITs are looking more and more promising to become the ideal route for

China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Nov 01, 2019

China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB is designed to please and be pleasing. In its dealings with established MDBs, it comes to praise, not to bury. It is in this respect an effective

China's interest in India's infrastructure is  opportunity and challenge
Jul 30, 2014

China's interest in India's infrastructure is opportunity and challenge

Sino-Indian relations will feature both competition and cooperation. How we fare depends on the policy choices we make and the skill with which we employ them.

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies
Dec 18, 2018

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies

Policy influencers and diplomats will have to find a way to market private investments in an appealing manner for all stakeholders involved.

Creating ‘Good’ Digital Public Infrastructure
Oct 26, 2022

Creating ‘Good’ Digital Public Infrastructure

Looking beyond the ‘tech’ aspects of digital public infrastructure to how it interacts with users as individuals, as collectives, and in societies

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community
Feb 20, 2023

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community

As the frequency of climate-related disasters rise, there is a greater need for a compounded cooperative approach within the global community

Estonian Case – The development and promotion of Digital Public Infrastructures
Oct 26, 2022

Estonian Case – The development and promotion of Digital Public Infrastructures

The Estonian experience has showed us that DPI and DPG are both viable and valuable tools for the process of administrative and political modernisatio

Financing digital public infrastructure: The India story
Oct 26, 2022

Financing digital public infrastructure: The India story

India's unified payment interface (UPI) is an example of DPI whose design, financing, and operation are based on the principles of interoperability, m

Finding adequate funding for infrastructure a big challenge
Oct 21, 2015

Finding adequate funding for infrastructure a big challenge

Financing of infrastructure in India will remain a big problem despite the fact that the government has issued infrastructure bonds with tax incentives. Finding external finance is thus very important because the amounts required would be in billions of dollars.

Global Gateway: EU’s ‘infrastructure-for-energy security’ bet
Jan 09, 2024

Global Gateway: EU’s ‘infrastructure-for-energy security’ bet

The Global Gateway in Africa is another link in the chain of global connectivity initiatives the EU wishes to build, for energy value chains imperviou

GoI’s conflicting goals — electricity for all, renewable energy targets and a ₹100 trillion infrastructure pipeline
Feb 04, 2020

GoI’s conflicting goals — electricity for all, renewable energy targets and a ₹100 trillion infrastructure pipeline

Lopsided allocation of funds could easily lead to the government missing its target for renewable energy capacity, with huge costs to the environment.

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure
Mar 07, 2023

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure

The volatile politics in Male at this crucial juncture can change the course of the Presidential race and the future of big-ticket infrastructure in t

Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?
Mar 04, 2015

Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?

Overall, the infrastructure sector is the winner in this year's budget. The allocation to the sector will go up by 700 bn rupees in 2015/16 over last year. But this sector needs consolidation in policy framework starting from approval to implementation and an institutional mechanism for fair pricing and competition.

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital
Nov 09, 2023

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital

To address the issue of poor healthcare infrastructure, the states need to prioritise this sector by diverting funds, creating more capacity in existi

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/
Jan 13, 2021

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented stress on India’s urban public health infrastructure, underscoring the need for urban planning to account for increased demand for health amenities during crises. This paper evaluates the city of Mumbai’s 1991 and 2034 development plans and finds inherent infrastructural inadequacies. It calls on urban-policymakers to complement development plans with robust dynamic health strategies that conside

Imagining 2024: Digital Public Infrastructure’s global footprint
Dec 19, 2023

Imagining 2024: Digital Public Infrastructure’s global footprint

2024 will see a consolidation of global efforts to leverage the DPI model, and there are indications that the enthusiasm surrounding DPIs could infect

IMF’s $6 billion loan to Pakistan risks supporting its terror infrastructure
May 14, 2019

IMF’s $6 billion loan to Pakistan risks supporting its terror infrastructure

There is a deeper politics at play here, a politics of negotiation and a transaction of international power games that is diluting the dangers of Paki

Improving India’s Justice Delivery System: Why Infrastructure Matters
Aug 16, 2023

Improving India’s Justice Delivery System: Why Infrastructure Matters

The multiple crises besetting India’s justice delivery system are related to a large extent to what the Chief Justice calls “dilapidated” infrastructure. Indeed, it is empirically known that there is a positive correlation between adequacy of infrastructure—whether courtrooms, chambers, sanitation facilities, or digital connectivity—and productivity in the delivery of justice. This brief highlights the stark gaps in infrastructu

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war
Oct 01, 2018

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

Unless India accelerates the pace of the physical border infrastructure build-up, New Delhi will face serious difficulties in any future confrontation with China.

India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment
Aug 10, 2022

India Noncommittal on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

India’s tepid response to the PGII seems odd given Delhi’s opposition to the BRI, which the new G-7 initiative seeks to counter.

Indian Infrastructure: Leveraging past experiences for future growth
Aug 18, 2022

Indian Infrastructure: Leveraging past experiences for future growth

With the emergence of a large number of private players across economic sectors, quality infrastructure development to support business operations has

India’s infrastructure challenges: Domestic constraints and geopolitical opportunities
Sep 29, 2017

India’s infrastructure challenges: Domestic constraints and geopolitical opportunities

With $100 trillion in international long-term capital available for investment, there is no dearth of funding that can be tapped into, to bring India�