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Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition
Jan 16, 2024

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition

To achieve both its development goals and energy transition goals, India needs consistently higher levels of growth in national income to enhance the

Beyond JCPOA — Secondary sanctions, projects and investments
Jul 20, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Secondary sanctions, projects and investments

India has planned several oil and gas development projects, and pipeline projects in Iran. It is believed that the proposed investment for these proje

China in Africa: The Role of Trade, Investments, and Loans Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Ambitions
Aug 14, 2021

China in Africa: The Role of Trade, Investments, and Loans Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Ambitions

Chinese influence in Africa is high on the global agenda, as China within just a few decades has become a key political and economic power in the continent. Indeed, its emergence as a dominant economic and political actor might be the most important development in Africa since the end of the Cold War. This paper analyses China's economic and political relations with Africa beginning in the 1990s. It argues that the concern is not that China has e

China’s steadily expanding investments in Russia since the Ukraine conflict
Jul 26, 2023

China’s steadily expanding investments in Russia since the Ukraine conflict

Chinese investment in Russia has surged but it also raises concerns about the potential loss of sovereignty and control over key sectors of the econom

Chinese BRI investments: A cornerstone of the expanding China-Bangladesh ties
Aug 10, 2023

Chinese BRI investments: A cornerstone of the expanding China-Bangladesh ties

Although Bangladesh has been able to seek favourable terms from China, will it manage to leverage economic aid while not allowing China strategic inro

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.

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability to provide a secure supply of critical minerals and energy resources insulated from the West. Beijing is now the region’s largest bilateral trading

Exploring the Promises and Perils of Chinese Investments in Tech Startups: The Case of Germany
Mar 10, 2021

Exploring the Promises and Perils of Chinese Investments in Tech Startups: The Case of Germany

China’s tech giants and venture capital funds are making increasing amounts of investment in startups abroad. Startups, being key drivers of digital innovation, are attractive investment targets; the capital can in turn help them grow and scale. These Chinese investments, however, are also the subject of increasing concern, amidst heightening global competition around digital technologies. Investments can lead to a sell-out of technology, an in

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans
Sep 10, 2019

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans

Despite recent waivers, continuing the withdrawal of FPIs from the Indian economy highlights the perils of an uninsulated capital market in India.

From trade to investments, re-orienting India's ASEAN strategy
Feb 27, 2017

From trade to investments, re-orienting India's ASEAN strategy

It is important for India to analyse its ASEAN strategy more closely, as it has the potential to result in significant benefits.

Gaps in social protection: The US is failing to make needed investments in people
Mar 16, 2022

Gaps in social protection: The US is failing to make needed investments in people

It is high time to dispel the notion that social assistance breeds welfare dependency, as evidence suggests otherwise.

Growing Chinese investments in Myanmar post-coup
Nov 09, 2021

Growing Chinese investments in Myanmar post-coup

Post-coup, Myanmar has lost most of its foreign investments, however Beijing has taken this opportunity to ratchet up its investments instead

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare
May 22, 2023

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare

The increasing range of cross-boundary health issues has prompted the integration of health into the discipline of diplomacy, and this trend is reflected in India-Africa partnership. India’s development partnerships are, however, predicated on the idea of development effectiveness, which requires active private sector engagement. By focusing on four opportunity sectors — medical tourism, tele-health, frugal innovations, and the pharmaceutica

Impact Investments in India: Towards Sustainable Development
Jun 24, 2020

Impact Investments in India: Towards Sustainable Development

Conventional investments cater to investors who intend to gain financial returns. Other investors whose aim is to generate a positive social or environmental impact at a decent rate of return, turn to “impact investments” for their purpose. Mobilised to finance social enterprises, impact investments assume three primary forms: embedded, integrated, and external. This paper discusses the ideas of impact investment and social enterprises, and o

India-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral
Sep 11, 2023

India-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral

The policy-oriented approach that the partners have adhered to in furthering their cooperation in the energy sector is a testament to the strength and

Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations
May 24, 2017

Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations

Indian investments in Africa, from both public and private sector entities, have increased considerably in the last decade. Yet despite the growing importance of Indian investments in Africa, only a few empirical studies have been carried out on the subject. This paper undertakes a disaggregated analysis of Indian foreign direct investment outflows to Africa from 2008 to 2016, and presents three main findings. First, it confirms earlier analyses

Latin American Investments in India: Successes and Failures
Jun 28, 2021

Latin American Investments in India: Successes and Failures

Latin American companies that have invested in India since the 1990s have had varied experiences: some have achieved considerable success and remain in business, while a number of them have exited. This paper is a primer on enterprises from the Latin American region that have engaged the Indian market in the past 30 years. It finds three key factors that have pulled these businesses into India: the country’s myriad value chains, the massive con

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

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

Significance of Chinese investments in Pakistan
Sep 04, 2010

Significance of Chinese investments in Pakistan

China has considerably increased its investments in Pakistan. Given Pakistan's fragile IMF dependent economy, the idea of an economic rationale behind the substantial Chinese investments seems far-fetched.

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development
Nov 05, 2020

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development

India is ranked third globally in terms of venture capital funding, behind only the US and China. With the total year-on-year funding amount increasin

Untying the Gordian knot: Catalysing green energy investments in emerging and developing economies
Dec 15, 2017

Untying the Gordian knot: Catalysing green energy investments in emerging and developing economies

This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilienc

'यंग इंडिया' ला श्रीलंकेबद्दल काय वाटते?
Mar 18, 2024

'यंग इंडिया' ला श्रीलंकेबद्दल काय वाटते?

पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी आणि श्रीलंकेचे अध्यक्ष विक्रमसिंघे यांनी UPI सेवांचे उद्घाटन केले.

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

2024: The year that changed democracy?
Dec 16, 2023

2024: The year that changed democracy?

The Indian general election will go beyond reaffirming the power of democracy; it could make 2024 the year that took democracy home to the people of t

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?
Jan 06, 2024

2024: लोकशाही बदलणारे वर्ष?

भारतात होणारी आगामी लोकसभा निवडणूक लोकशाहीच्या सामर्थ्

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden
Jun 17, 2023

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden

This retrospective analysis traces diplomatic relations between India and US, from a bipolar world to a multipolar one

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence
Mar 15, 2024

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence

By guaranteeing significant investments in new supply chains and tackling poverty in the Central Asian nations, the EU can forge a coherent and mutual

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India
Feb 12, 2024

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India

The attainment of sustainable urban public transportation in Indian cities will be crucial for its aspiration to rank among the top three economies

A milestone in the journey to universal health care
Dec 08, 2023

A milestone in the journey to universal health care

Expanding investments, collaboration between departments, fostering public-private partnerships, and engaging the community are crucial for health care in India

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India
Feb 11, 2020

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India

The different service arms of China’s armed forces are all undergoing substantial transformation, including exploring the possibilities of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost their combat power and effectiveness especially in a time of war. This paper evaluates the significance and potential of AI in improving China’s military capabilities. Chinese official documents and their enunciation of military doctrine indicate that the c

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.

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.

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XIX | USD 30 billion pledged for farming
Sep 19, 2016

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XIX | USD 30 billion pledged for farming

Prospects for agriculture in Africa took a huge boost as more than 30 billion USD in investments to expedite the transformation was extended.

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit
Apr 16, 2024

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit

The recent trilateral summit between Japan, the Philippines and the US reflects the shared interests to improve collective response and self-defence i

Announced in Budget 2022, debut green bond performs better than expected
Jan 30, 2023

Announced in Budget 2022, debut green bond performs better than expected

Indian sovereign green bonds are critical for establishing a comprehensive sustainable investment architecture, thus a concrete roadmap needs to be ch