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Has community monitoring helped reduce corruption in public programme delivery?
MNREGA mandates social audits of public work projects undertaken under the Act in order to empower beneficiaries to scrutinise programme expenditures, and monitor programme delivery. Has community mo...
- Farzana Afridi Vegard Iversen
- 12 March, 2014
Deforestation in the Himalayas: Myths and reality
It is widely believed that the extent of deforestation in developing countries is large and growing over time, and that this has significant adverse effects on local livelihoods. This column presents...
- Jean-Marie Baland Dilip Mookherjee
- 10 March, 2014
What makes cities more competitive in India?
Policymakers in both developed and developing countries want to make cities more competitive, attract new entrepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. This column shows that the two...
- Ejaz Ghani William Kerr Stephen D O'Connell
- 07 March, 2014
India's illiberal speech climate
India’s cultural watchdogs and hate speech laws are increasingly seeking to restrict free expression in the country. This article contends that the right to take offence is fundamentally incompatible...
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 05 March, 2014
Why taxing property is essential for local government accountability
With rapid decentralisation and urbanisation, wealth is increasingly vested and locked up in land and property in India. In their previous article, Kapur and Subramanian emphasised the importance of ...
- Devesh Kapur Arvind Subramanian
- 03 March, 2014
Proposing a solution for Indo-US 'solar wars'
India’s national solar programme mandates the use of domestically manufactured components in solar power installations in the country. The US has filed a WTO case against India, alleging that the pol...
- Saptak Ghosh
- 28 February, 2014
Re-conceptualising crime and punishment
A Delhi court has awarded the death penalty to the convicts in the December 2012 gangrape incident. This article discusses the moral basis and dangers of relying on this form of punishment for deterr...
- Pushparaj Deshpande
- 26 February, 2014
Do wives care more about household welfare than husbands?
Social science literature shows that women promote household welfare more than men. This column examines if consumption choices of husbands and wives change, depending on whether they have to work to...
- Utteeyo Dasgupta Subha Mani
- 24 February, 2014
Study of the Regulatory and Operational Structure of the Higher Education Sector in India
Recent research has drawn attention to the massive demand for higher education that will be seen in the next decade in India. This underscores the need for capacity building, the need for private part...
- Parth J. Shah
- 23 February, 2014
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Rape: The shame of a nation
The proliferating number of rape incidents in India is chilling. This column discusses the various perspectives on the causes of rape, and the economic, social and legal factors that play a role in t...
- Chandan Kumar Jha Sudipta Sarangi
- 21 February, 2014
Estimating losses to consumers due to mis-sold life insurance policies
Mis-selling of financial products has prompted regulators in India to work on consumer protection in financial markets. However, evidence on actual mechanisms and extent of mis-selling is lacking. Th...
- Monika Halan Renuka Sane Susan Thomas
- 19 February, 2014
Service sector growth and convergence across Indian states
India’s success story in the services sector is well documented at the national level. However, similar literature does not exist for India’s states. This column seeks to bridge this gap by looking a...
- Anirudh Shingal
- 17 February, 2014