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Insuring India: PM-JAY’s targeting problem

India’s largest health insurance programme is targetted at poor and vulnerable populations who would be least able to afford medical care. However, this article by Chhabra and Smith shows that a large...

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Trade-offs in carbon trading: Can a carbon market yield benefits for India?

The creation of a national carbon market in India, depending on its institutional setup, policy integration, and design could offer a mechanism for reducing emissions, or it could result in serious ec...

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Statistical priorities for the ‘Great Indian Poverty Debate 2.0’

In the final post of a six-part series on the estimation of poverty in India, Himanshu summarises attempts by researchers to estimate poverty using three varied approaches, given the lack of official ...

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Filling a gaping hole in the World Bank’s global poverty measures

In the fifth post of a six part series on the estimation of poverty in India, Martin Ravallion provides a non-technical summary of Roy and van der Weide's working paper. He discusses some of their mai...

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Extreme poverty in India is yet to be eliminated: A comment on BBV

In the fourth post of a six-part series on the estimation of poverty in India, Sinha Roy and van der Weide reflect on the dramatically different estimates produced by two studies, and the source of th...

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The Great Indian Poverty Debate, 2.0

In the third post of a six part series on estimating poverty in India, Justin Sandefur considers the approaches employed for projections of poverty estimates since 2011-12 – the last year for which of...

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Introduction to e-Symposium: Estimation of poverty in India

Estimates of poverty in India put forth in two papers published earlier this year – by Bhalla, Bhasin and Virmani; and Roy and van der Weide – have sparked the “Great Indian Poverty Debate 2.0”. Acr...

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Measuring poverty in the absence of Consumption Expenditure Survey data

In the first post of a six-part series on , Surjit Bhalla and Karan Bhasin discuss issues related to measurement of absolute poverty in India. They summarise their IMF working paper from April 2022, a...

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Has India eliminated extreme poverty?

In the second post of a six-part series on Gaurav Datt unpacks the claim that India was on the verge of eliminating extreme poverty, and questions two key assumptions on which it rests. Rather, he sh...

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क्या भारत में निर्यात-उन्मुख विनिर्माण मॉडल के दिन लद गए हैं?

भारत अपनी तेजी से बढ़ती कामकाजी उम्र की आबादी हेतु अच्छी तनख्वाह वाली लाखों नौकरियां सृजित करने की चुनौती का सामना कर रहा है, अतः देवाशीष मित्र विश्लेषण करते हैं कि कौन-से क्षेत्र और किस प्रकार की रणन...

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The low productivity trap of collateralised lending for MSMEs

The share of bank credit extended to MSMEs increased dramatically during the pan-demic. In this post, Harsh Vardhan discusses the the government guarantee of bank loans as a possible driver of this gr...

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बुढ़ापे का भविष्य

भारत में बुजुर्गों के लिए सार्वजनिक सहायता के व्यापक स्तर पर विस्तार की आवश्यकता है। ड्रेज़ और डफ्लो इस लेख में तर्क देते हैं कि इसकी अच्छी शुरुआत निकट-सर्वव्यापक सामाजिक सुरक्षा पेंशन से हो सकती है। ...

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