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Emerging challenges: Economic and social
Posted on: 06 Aug 2014
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The challenge of fulfilling aspirations
Posted on: 15 Jul 2014
The recent parliamentary election may turn out to be a watershed moment in Indian his ... read on »
I4I turns 1!
Posted on: 06 Aug 2013
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Analysing efficiency of government hospitals in West Bengal
Satarupa Bandyopadhyay , Arijita Dutta , Arpita Ghose
Posted on: 24 Oct 2014
Topics:   Health

Given the insufficient public investment in the health sector in India, there is a need for optimal utilisation of resources in the sector. This column analyses the efficiency of secondary government hospitals in West Bengal. It finds a huge slack in the use of resources such as doctors. With better monitoring, hospitals will be able to serve more patients with existing resources.
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Land-shackled - II
Devesh Kapur , T. V. Somanathan , Arvind Subramanian
Posted on: 22 Oct 2014
Topics:   Land

Rising land scarcity and land market distortions are increasingly becoming a binding constraint on development in India. In their previous article, Kapur, Somanathan and Subramanian diagnosed India’s land problem. In this part, they propose policy reforms for addressing the problem and ensuring that land facilitates rather than impedes development.
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Is the proposed restructuring of MNREGA desirable?
Ashwini Kulkarni
Posted on: 20 Oct 2014
Tags:   MNREGA

The rural development ministry plans to restrict MNREGA to the 200 most backward districts, and reduce the wage component of the total expenditure of the programme. In this article, Ashwini Kulkarni - a member of the National Consortium of Civil Society Organisations working on MNREGA - argues against the proposed changes.
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Land-shackled
Devesh Kapur , T. V. Somanathan , Arvind Subramanian
Posted on: 17 Oct 2014
Topics:   Land

Rising land scarcity and land market distortions are increasingly becoming a binding constraint on development in India. In the first of a two-part series, Kapur, Somanathan and Subramanian diagnose India’s land problem. In the next part, they propose policy reforms for addressing the problem and ensuring that land facilitates rather than impedes development.
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Did caste-based reservation increase schooling of beneficiaries?
Guilhem Cassan
Posted on: 16 Oct 2014
Topics:   Caste , Education

Reservation for backward classes in schools has been in place in India since independence. This column uses a unique historical event that took place in the 1970s in India to evaluate the effect of access to reservation on school attainment of Scheduled Castes. It finds that these policies benefitted male SCs only.
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From ‘Mess in India’ to ‘Made in India’ as a global brand?
Maitreesh Ghatak
Posted on: 15 Oct 2014

PM Modi recently launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign to attract investment and boost manufacturing. In this article, Maitreesh Ghatak contrasts the campaign with the Chinese model of economic governance, and reflects on its potential to enable higher growth and poverty reduction.
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To decentralise or not to decentralise? The dilemma of MNREGA in Andhra Pradesh
Diego Maiorano
Posted on: 14 Oct 2014
Topics:   Political Economy

Employment generated under MNREGA has been on the decline in recent years across India. This column analyses whether political dynamics influence the implementation of MNREGA by contrasting the implementation models of two of the top performing states – Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. It concludes that a combination of the top-down, supply-driven approach of AP and the demand-driven Rajasthan model is required.
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Revisiting Indian inflation
Kirti Gupta , Fahad Siddiqui
Posted on: 10 Oct 2014

Persistently high inflation is a key challenge facing India today. This column analyses long-term trends in Indian inflation and causal factors. It also discusses the current thinking of the RBI on revising and strengthening India’s monetary policy framework
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In lieu of the Planning Commission: Part V
Ashwini Kulkarni
Posted on: 09 Oct 2014

In this post, Ashwini Kulkarni, who works with the NGO Pragati Abhiyan in the state of Maharashtra, provides her perspective on some of the issues involved in replacing the Planning Commission. In her view, an institution such as the Planning Commission that is outside of the government ministries but committed to the government, has an important crosscutting role and should be given a statutory status.
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Can social media and internet help reduce corruption?
Chandan Jha
Posted on: 07 Oct 2014
Topics:   Corruption
Tags:   bribes

The extensive use of social media was a key factor in the success of the anti-corruption movement in India in 2011. This column uses cross-country data to explore the role of social media and internet in reducing corruption and promoting transparency in government. It finds that the use of social media and internet is associated with lower levels of corruption across countries.
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