budget 2022 priorities

Online education: Long-term vision needed to bridge digital divide

Government action is needed to address lack of access to online education, but private sector role is important to bring in state-of-the-art solutions that are cost effective. Read more »
MGNREGS, unemployment

Women bear the brunt of job losses as Covid-19 devastates Indian economy

The government must strengthen access to social protection and step up public spending to compensate job losses suffered by women in the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »
monetary policy impact on markets

Covid-19, monetary policy and financial markets

The study captures the impact of monetary policy changes on the real effective exchange rate, market rate on 10-year govt bonds and the NSE stock index. Read more »
migrant labour, internal migration

Covid-induced reverse migration can be a boon for Indian economy

Several state governments are totally clueless about the number and whereabouts of their own people who have migrated to other states in search of livelyhood. Read more »
World Diabetes Day 2021

Comparison of Covid-19 impact on India and G7 economies

The shape of economic recovery in India and the developed nations will differ based on the economy and the way the governments respond to the coronavirus. Read more »
Consumer protection meet Nairobi

RBI policy: A 25 basis point cut in policy rates feasible, desirable

A sharper cut in the policy rates by RBI would have been possible in August review, but for high inflation rate in the first three months of the current year. Read more »
self-care will be crucial in coming years

Covid-19: Pregnancy and childbirth in the times of coronavirus pandemic

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are at no greater risk of becoming seriously ill than other healthy adults if they develop coronavirus infection. Read more »
Labour laws in india

Lax labour laws will harm industry, economy

The argument that tough labour laws are responsible for the sorry state of the Indian economy and the industry falls flat in the face of the government data. Read more »
using data to combat Covid-19

Covid-19: Need guidelines for using data to combat pandemic

Technology can play a key role in combating COVID-19, but there is a need to get the policies right. Read more »
doctors, nurses migration from india

India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »