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Private sector protests exemplify fears of Rajasthan’s Right to Health legislation setting off a nationwide ripple effect
Mar 31, 2023

Private sector protests exemplify fears of Rajasthan’s Right to Health legislation setting off a nationwide ripple effect

Rajasthan’s Right to Health law mandating private hospitals to provide free emergency care has irked private medical practitioners who doubt government’s commitment to reimburse costs. But for citizens dreading medical expenses bankrupting them, the state covering for emergencies is a welcome safety net

Afghanistan: Can the private sector be a driver for growth?
Jun 27, 2014

Afghanistan: Can the private sector be a driver for growth?

The year 2014 is, in many ways, the year of reckoning for Afghanistan which is undergoing three simultaneous transitions - security, political and economic. Unlike the first two, the economic transition has not had the advantage of clear deadlines and roadmaps and has suffered from lack of long term planning.

Avoid privileging public sector over private sector in space
Jan 09, 2021

Avoid privileging public sector over private sector in space

Guarding against the temptation of statist developmental efforts in the space sector will be a key test for the government — and for ISRO’s scient

Can govt let private sector take lead on growth?
Dec 02, 2019

Can govt let private sector take lead on growth?

Bringing the private sector centre-stage requires a sea change in the manner of its participation and its role in nation-building.

Citizens paying for private sector inefficiency
Jun 17, 2013

Citizens paying for private sector inefficiency

Privatised electricity distribution in Delhi completed ten years last June. Now an important question which we have to ask time and again is, why should the citizens pay for the inefficiency of the distribution companies? This is yet another public service that has become a score point for political parties, giving no relief to the ordinary citizen.

Coal production by the private sector in India: The perils of promise
Jan 09, 2024

Coal production by the private sector in India: The perils of promise

The fundamental crisis in the coal sector is not only the lack of transparency but rather the need for efficient markets for fuel that can keep up wit

Cyber adversaries may go after private sector systems: Experts
Jan 17, 2014

Cyber adversaries may go after private sector systems: Experts

Experts warn that while governments are getting better at managing cyber and internet threats, adversaries may go after private sector systems, in the absence of active public-private cooperation.

Do private sector ‘meritocracy revolutions’ show the way for civil service reforms?
Jan 29, 2022

Do private sector ‘meritocracy revolutions’ show the way for civil service reforms?

A drag-and-drop approach towards meritocracy in the public sector will be hard to achieve as both the private sector and the public sector vastly diff

East Africa and BIMSTEC: Aligning private sector to public health goals
Apr 08, 2019

East Africa and BIMSTEC: Aligning private sector to public health goals

Bringing Universal Health Coverage centre-stage will prove too ambitious for many countries without co-opting the private sector.

Growth of Hydropower in India: Role of the Private Sector
Jun 24, 2022

Growth of Hydropower in India: Role of the Private Sector

Can the private sector play a role in decarbonising India, especially by being a key stakeholder in the hydropower sector?

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

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure
May 17, 2021

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure

MDBs’ private sector lending arms are expected to build distinctiveness in lessons learned and best practices in catalysing private sector finance f

Space missions amidst a pandemic: Automation and the private sector’s role
Apr 23, 2020

Space missions amidst a pandemic: Automation and the private sector’s role

To offset risks and disruptions, it should now become a priority for ISRO to pursue pre-launch automation with greater vigour.

To battle pollution, involve the private sector
Oct 17, 2020

To battle pollution, involve the private sector

The private sector, through its technical expertise, sector-specific knowledge and ability to design unique, cutting-edge innovations, can devise effective long-term solutions to two of the major challenges government is faced with — lack of technological solutions and large-scale monitoring

'Going Dark' in India: The legal and security dimensions of encryption
Dec 13, 2016

'Going Dark' in India: The legal and security dimensions of encryption

Encrypting communications enhances privacy and the security of information services. This, in turn, incentivises innovation in the ICT sector and contributes significantly to the growth of the internet economy. India’s (now withdrawn) Draft National Encryption Policy was single-minded in its approach. It sought only to prescribe standards that would enable law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data. There are, however, multifarious conc

'Lighting up homes in villages': Will BharatNet live up to its promise?
Nov 18, 2021

'Lighting up homes in villages': Will BharatNet live up to its promise?

The world’s largest rural broadband project, BharatNet, has had multiple setbacks, but strategic partnerships with the private sector could help it

70 Policies — Public Provident Fund, 1968
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Public Provident Fund, 1968

Initially offered by post offices and branches of select public sector banks, today, most private sector banks can offer the provident fund scheme to

A four-pronged approach to tackle air pollution
Sep 22, 2022

A four-pronged approach to tackle air pollution

A multi-stakeholder approach that includes actors such as the government, private sector, and community needs to be adopted to improve the air quality

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance
Dec 07, 2023

A Green Bank for Global South Climate Finance

A private sector-oriented Global Green Bank is required to overcome the market gaps that prevent Global North capital from flowing to the best decarbonisation investment opportunities among Global South enterprises. The Global Green Bank should operate as a world-class investment firm, capable of developing innovative financial solutions and investing through externally raised investment fund-of-funds and its own proprietary book. Such a Global G

A shakedown at Alibaba holds lessons for business
Jan 07, 2021

A shakedown at Alibaba holds lessons for business

In China, the line between state-led and private sector has become blurred over the years.

Air quality in India: An explainer
Jul 08, 2021

Air quality in India: An explainer

Any effort must begin with accurate and timely information on air pollution.

Can SDGs define India’s growth story in a post-Covid world?
Jul 25, 2020

Can SDGs define India’s growth story in a post-Covid world?

The post-pandemic Indian economy could resurrect itself by prioritising Sustainable Development – as the SDGs not only embody various capitals, but also hold immense potential for business opportunities. This needs to be realised through global partnerships and more private sector involvement in the domestic economy.

Changing the script
Mar 26, 2020

Changing the script

The Chinese government and its private sector, both have reached out to nations as diverse as France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, and even the US

Climate crisis compass for water management
May 10, 2024

Climate crisis compass for water management

India’s critical water infrastructure must be built to withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from climate disruptions

Countering violent extremism in Cyberspace
Apr 04, 2015

Countering violent extremism in Cyberspace

There is a need for governments to engage the private sector in counter-terrorism and counter-propaganda initiatives. Counter-terrorism doctrines and strategies have been framed in the last decade with a focus on religious extremism and have failed to encompass other ideas, feel cyber expers.

Discom reform: The pendulum swings back 
Feb 20, 2023

Discom reform: The pendulum swings back 

The privatisation of electricity distribution seems imminent as legislations aim to expand the role of the private sector in this domain

Financing the future: Pathways to fuel the SDGs
Jul 29, 2023

Financing the future: Pathways to fuel the SDGs

The urgency of SDG financing is unquestionable, but impactful measures to bridge the finance gap have to be designed and implemented

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts
Aug 14, 2023

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts

China’s approach to trade has stood impervious to change. It is time for a new geoeconomic approach to counter China. Like-minded nations can fashion rapid arrangements to grow the supply chains that matter most, such as for electric vehicles (EV). The US and India, plus Australia, Canada, Japan, Britain, Taiwan, Korea, and Mexico can form an EV supply chain compact to create a level playing field within the group and incentivise their

Health equity through transparency and accountability
Sep 25, 2017

Health equity through transparency and accountability

Healthcare in India could use the help of better data and analysis from both public health systems and private sector interventions.

Importing better energy governance: Can we afford it?
Jul 13, 2012

Importing better energy governance: Can we afford it?

The Government, despite being corrupt and inefficient, does not want to be seen as favouring the private sector and therefore forgoes higher earnings in terms of royalty, taxes, jobs and profit share that it may benefit from if gas producers are given greater freedom.

India in the final frontier: Strategy, policy and industry
Jan 29, 2020

India in the final frontier: Strategy, policy and industry

This report builds on the discussions during the 5th ORF Kalpana Chawla Space Policy Dialogue 2019 organised by ORF. The report has three sections: the first covers questions of strategy in space; the second discusses policy dimensions; and the final one explores the role of private enterprises in the space domain. While some sections may include global perspectives, the report views the various challenges in space primarily from an Indian standp

India, Russia cannot  give up on each other
Dec 28, 2012

India, Russia cannot give up on each other

If Putin and Manmohan Singh want to capture some of the magic of the past, it is imperative to look beyond government-to-government ties and engage the private sector as well as civil society. The India-Russia relationship is not only about defence or nuclear issues but about people.

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new vision and a new strategy?
Nov 06, 2015

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new vision and a new strategy?

It has been a cliché to refer to India and Africa as natural partners. With the recent India-Africa Summit in Delhi, there is a chance to make it a reality. But for this, concerted action is needed on the parts of the governments, private sectors, civil societies, think tanks, academics and the media on both sides.

India: Mooring in foreign shores?
Mar 04, 2015

India: Mooring in foreign shores?

India needs to find money to put into strategic investments and projects across the IOR -- whether it is Myanmar, Iran, Sri Lanka or Mauritius. The way to do it is not governmental schemes which are all running late, but to draw strength from India's entrepreneurial class and the private sector.

Indian cities and the need for scrapyards
Oct 07, 2023

Indian cities and the need for scrapyards

The vehicle scrappage policy should be implemented as it would allow for greater mobility and enable municipal sweepers to keep the roads clean

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

India’s “big government” targets high growth
Mar 11, 2024

India’s “big government” targets high growth

Making the correct trade-offs can support higher growth over the long term as can implementing a foundational reform agenda

ISRO’s DSSAM and the expectations of India’s armed forces
Dec 28, 2020

ISRO’s DSSAM and the expectations of India’s armed forces

The ISRO and potentially some players from the private sector should be enlisted, unless it is already happening, to develop the requisite technology

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India
Nov 24, 2023

Liquefied petroleum gas: Supply challenges in India

Growth in demand for LPG is slowing down and supply challenges could add to the pressure on demand for LPG in India.