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The WhatsApp effect: Evidence on political engagement, preferences and polarisation

In recent years, political parties in India have increasingly leveraged WhatsApp as a tool to reach voters, raising concerns about the influence of social media on the democratic process. This article...

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नौकरशाही नियुक्तियों को मिलने वाले निजी लाभ: भारत में वित्तीय खुलासे से साक्ष्य

हम अक्सर देखते हैं कि नौकरशाहों की तनख्वाह का ढांचा बहुत बंधा हुआ होता है | साथ ही, उन्हें मिलने वाली अन्य आर्थिक सुविधाएं और भत्ते न सिर्फ बेहद कम होते हैं, बल्कि उनमें प्रदर्शन के आधार पर कोई खास फर...

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Are cities holding India back from reaching its ambitious net zero targets?

While per capita emissions in global cities are significantly lower than the national average, large Indian cities like Delhi and Kolkata emit up to double the national average. Shah and Downes look a...

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Demographic and development outcomes of administrative proliferation

This creation of new administrative districts by splitting existing districts is a frequent occurrence in India, where the number of districts has more than doubled in the last four decades. Looking a...

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Caste-based differences in self-help groups: Evidence from a rural livelihood programme

The National Rural Livelihood Mission aims to increase income and improve wellbeing for rural households. Using survey data from nine states in India, this article analyses the existence of caste-base...

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भारत में स्वास्थ्य बीमा तक पहुंच: प्रत्यक्ष और स्पिलओवर प्रभाव

भारत में स्वास्थ्य देखभाल की उच्च लागत के चलते कई कम आय वाले परिवार गरीबी में आ जाते हैं | गरीबी रेखा से नीचे के परिवारों के लिए सरकार द्वारा संचालित राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य बीमा कार्यक्रम - राष्ट्रीय स्व...

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Potential to further strengthen the Census Act

In reference to the Census (Amendment) Rules introduced in March 2022, Garhwal and Sapre outline the scope to further strengthen the Census Act and its administration. With the introduction of self-en...

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The future of work from home

With the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, work from home became the norm in 2020. However, even though mobility restrictions have been lifted, many workplaces all over the world continue to follow a m...

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The future of work from home

With the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, work from home became the norm in 2020. However, even though mobility restrictions have been lifted, many workplaces all over the world continue to follow a m...

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प्रवासन-प्रेरित मांग के प्रति शहरी भारत की आवास आपूर्ति प्रतिक्रिया

क्या भारत में शहरी आवास आपूर्ति ने आवास की बढ़ती मांग के साथ तालमेल बिठाया है? यह लेख, वर्ष 2001 और 2011 के बीच के जनगणना संबंधी आंकड़ों का उपयोग करते हुए प्रवासन से प्रेरित आवास मांग की प्रतिक्रिया क...

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Birth versus worth: Impact of the caste system on entrepreneurship in India

The prevalence of the caste system has restricted social mobility in India. This article further looks at how caste disparities have contributed to the misallocation of resources across firms. It quan...

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Remedying poor student assessment data in India

Taking into account existing evidence on the accuracy of administrative data on student learning levels in India, Singh and Ahluwalia discuss why a reliable system of student assessment matters; fixin...

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