India Ease of Doing Business

Why ease of doing business rankings are important

The importance of various business rankings has grown over the years as these have become key indicators for companies looking to invest. Read more »
Covid-19 and extreme poverty

Changing tack: Poverty action in the time of Covid-19 pandemic

The graduation model assists subjects in securing earning potential, social protection and financial literacy in an overarching development approach. Read more »
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IMF chief calls for government spending in infrastructure to fight global recession

World leaders should use the current crisis to build an environmentally sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy, says Kristalina Georgieva. Read more »
economic recovery by indian states

Covid-19: Digital preparedness, strong local government key to economic recovery

Demography, health infrastructure, job creation, digital preparedness and local self-governments will determine the pace of recovery by states. Read more »
Covid-19 and extreme poverty

Covid-19 will cause sharp fall in living standards, warns IMF

IMF says the Indian economy will fall by 10.3% in the current financial year, compared with 4.5% contraction predicted in June. Read more »
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Covid-19: Lessons for India from Sweden’s disastrous tryst with coronavirus

The Modi government cannot claim success in its fight against the coronavirus, when the Indian effort is compared with those of its South Asian neighbours. Read more »
Narendra Modi government's ineffective stimulus

Strong infrastructure governance needed for effective public investment

Government investment in infrastructure is often criticised for expensive, poor-quality projects that offer very little benefit for the people and the economy. Read more »
Budget 2021 smacks of fiscal conservatism

Nirmala Sitharaman asks banks to lend aggressively to boost GDP growth

The meeting discussed sectors that could benefit from loan restructuring scheme and Sitharaman asked banks to give feedback on the scheme. Read more »

Carbon emissions and economic growth: Learnings for India

The most important policy target for India is to transform the energy portfolio and promote renewable energy to reduce total aggregate energy consumption. Read more »
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Covid-19: Developing countries stare at the prospect of lost decade

A large section of the population in in LIDCs live near subsistence levels. The governments' ability to support them is curtailed by limited fiscal resources. Read more »