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Ujjwala 2.0: What should be done next?

Stopping the use of wood and other solid fuels for cooking and other household uses is crucial to mitigating air pollution and its staggeringly high health impacts in India. In 2016, the government an...

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Leading economic institutes join hands to bridge research-policy gap

The International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago collaborate to better communicate evidence-based research for informed de...

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रिसर्च और पॉलिसी के बीच फासला कम करने के लिए प्रमुख आर्थिक संस्थानों ने हाथ मिलाया

सुविज्ञ निर्णय लेने के लिहाज से प्रमाण-आधारित रिसर्च की बेहतर जानकारी देने के लिए लंदन स्कूल ऑफ इकनॉमिक्स स्थित इंटरनेशनल ग्रोथ सेंटर (आइजीसी) और शिकागो विश्वविद्यालय स्थित टाटा सेंटर फॉर डेवलपमेंट (ट...

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A silver lining in India’s employment scenario

The latest jobs data released by the government showed a record high unemployment rate of 6.1% in 2017-18, but a rise in the share of workers with a regular job in urban areas. In this post, Mehta and...

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वर्ष 2019-20 के केंद्रीय बजट में सामाजिक संरक्षण

इस पोस्ट में सुधा नारायणन ने केंद्रीय बजट 2019 में सामाजिक संरक्षण से संबंधित प्रावधानों का विश्लेषण किया है। उनका तर्क है कि बजट के आंकड़ों से लगता है कि सरकार समाज कल्याण की अनेक योजनाओं के मामले में...

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Government securities market: Price discovery and the cost of Indian government borrowing

The government securities (G-Secs) market has substantial effects on other markets as the producer of risk-free interest rate benchmarks. Over 2017-18, there was a sharp rise in the interest rates of ...

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Right to Education Act: Trends in enrolment, test scores, and school quality

A decade ago, India joined a range of countries that mandate free, compulsory education for school-aged children. Passed in August 2009, India’s Right to Education Act was potentially transformative l...

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Social protection in the Union Budget 2019

In this post, Sudha Narayanan analyses the provisions pertaining to social protection in the Union Budget 2019. She contends that while the budgetary figures give the impression that the Government is...

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एक अनोखी क्रांति: उत्तर प्रदेश में प्राथमिक शिक्षा

आज भारत की स्कूली शिक्षा प्रणाली में चुनौती यह है कि स्कूली शिक्षा को ‘सीखने’ में कैसे रूपांतरित किया जाए । जहाँ सीखने के संकट पर दुखी होने के कारण मौजूद हैं वहीं उत्तर प्रदेश में एक अनोखी क्रांति हो ...

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Agriculture and the Union Budget: policies and prospects

In this post, Shoumitro Chatterjee and Mekhala Krishnamurthy analyse the key proposals in the Union Budget 2019 pertaining to reforms in agricultural market, ease of doing business for farmers, and ag...

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Union Budget 2019: An attempt to address the economy’s stress points

In this post, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha contends that in the first Budget of the second Narendra Modi administration, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made an honest attempt to address some of the ...

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Special purpose vehicles for smart cities: A question on governance

All 100 cities selected to become ‘smart cities’ under the Smart Cities Mission in India have Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) incorporated in them. In this note, Meenakshi Sinha posits that the SPV-dr...

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