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Challenges and priorities for financial sector reform in India
I4I Editor Nirvikar Singh (Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz) interviews K.P. Krishnan (Former Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance) on the central ...
- K.P. Krishnan Nirvikar Singh
- 17 November, 2014
A conversation on Bihar
I4I Guest Editor Karthik Muralidharan (Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego) speaks with Anjani Kumar Singh (Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar) during the IGC Grow...
- Karthik Muralidharan Anjani Singh
- 03 November, 2014
How innovations in telecom can promote inclusive growth
Applications of Information and Communications Technology, such as mobile banking, have potential to promote inclusive growth and equity. This column analyses conditions under which innovations in IC...
- Ashima Goyal
- 28 March, 2014
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
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
Does the quality of electricity matter?
India is home to almost a quarter of the world population that does not have access to electricity. This column estimates the impact of increased access to and improved quality of electricity on inco...
- Ujjayant Chakravorty Martino Pelli
- 10 February, 2014
Understanding India's unbalanced growth
Growing regional disparities in India are a cause for concern. But little is known about the relative importance of possible reasons for the varied growth experiences across the country. This column ...
- Chetan Ghate Peter Robertson
- 03 February, 2014
Sanitation in India: First things first
Recent research points towards the role of poor sanitation in ill health and stunting. This column demonstrates the negative impact of open defecation habits and poor nutritional status on the height...
- Jeffrey Hammer
- 27 January, 2014
JNNURM and environmental sustainability
Can entrepreneurship be a vehicle for social mobility in India? This column analyses data from micro, small and medium enterprises, and finds clear and persistent caste and gender disparities in virtu...
- Kavita Wankhade
- 23 September, 2013
Is there public support for higher electricity prices in India?
Even though India´s power sector does not generate enough electricity to meet the rapidly growing demand, policymakers hesitate to increase tariffs due to popular opposition. This column discusses re...
- Johannes Urpelainen
- 23 August, 2013
Why are children in India so short?
Several scholars across disciplines provide converging evidence of the key role of open defecation in explaining child stunting in India. This column summarises the key themes of a recent conference a...
- Sangita Vyas
- 19 August, 2013
Could railways have done more to aid economic development in India?
Indian Railways celebrated its 160th anniversary last month. This column argues that while railways played a large economic role in British India, it is likely they could have done more to aid economi...
- Dan Bogart Latika Chaudhary
- 29 May, 2013