Tag Search: “infrastructure”
DUET: Learning from the experiences of other countries
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal, Martin Ravallion suggests that three steps are needed: learning from other countries’ experiences with similar policies, conducting trials in various contexts befo...
- Martin Ravallion
- 16 September, 2020
DUET: Addressing ‘why’ before ‘how’
Commenting on Drèze's DUET proposal and related views, Ashok Kotwal argues that we need to consider the rationale for such an urban work programme, before diving into the design details.
- Ashok Kotwal
- 15 September, 2020
DUET: Decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies
Dilip Mookherjee supports Drèze’s suggestion to decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies, and contends that the moribund nature of urban local government is a key reason for the neglec...
- Dilip Mookherjee
- 14 September, 2020
DUET: Employment programme in public works in small towns
Given the severe problems of unemployment and under-employment in urban India, particularly among the country’s burgeoning youth population, Pranab Bardhan emphasises the need for an employment progra...
- Pranab Bardhan
- 12 September, 2020
DUET: Towards employment as a universal right
Debraj Ray contends that we should push forward with the agenda of employment as a universal right, and DUET would move that needle. He discusses two aspects of the proposal – keeping track of workers...
- Debraj Ray
- 11 September, 2020
DUET: A proposal for an urban work programme
Jean Drèze presents a proposal for a simple scheme of subsidised public employment in urban areas, generated by multiple public institutions on their own initiative.
- Jean Drèze
- 09 September, 2020
Covid-19, population, and pollution: A roadmap for the future
The impact of the ongoing Covid pandemic is turning out to be multidimensional, and among the long-run considerations that it has brought to the fore are population and pollution. In the run up to Wor...
- Shweta Gupta Rishabh Mahendra
- 03 June, 2020
Covid-19: Green stimulus to revive a comatose economy
The economic impacts of Covid-19 in India are likely to be quite steep. Singh and Mohan contend that any stimulus package to restart the economy has to be ‘green’; it must encourage an economic path t...
- Aniruddh Mohan Madalsa Singh
- 06 May, 2020
Rural infrastructure development and economic activity
Estimating the effects of physical infrastructure investments on economic growth has remained challenging, especially in rural settings. This article studies the effects of a rural infrastructure gran...
- Ritam Chaurey Duong Trung Le
- 18 March, 2020
Delhi’s air: Parikshit Ghosh speaks with Mohan P George
Edited excerpts from an in-depth interview with Dr. Mohan P George (Senior Scientist, Delhi Pollution Control Committee), conducted by Parikshit Ghosh (Member of the I4I Editorial Board; Associate Pro...
- Parikshit Ghosh Mohan P. George
- 11 March, 2020
Infrastructure development: Current bottlenecks and way forward
Infrastructure development remains a key constraint in India’s economic development. Given the budgetary constraints of the government, private financing for infrastructure provisioning through public...
- Meenakshi Sinha
- 19 February, 2020
Learning environment as third teacher? Evidence on the impact of school infrastructure
One of the ways to ensure education quality in schools is to create education facilities that are child-centred and provide a safe, inclusive, and effective learning environment for all. In this post,...
- Diego Ambasz Tigran Shmis Maria Ustinova Kumar Vivek
- 06 December, 2019