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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 »

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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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 »
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All Inclusive Economic Development: The GDP alternative offers a better measure of progress

Gross domestic product is a narrow and an inadequate metric to capture the holistic and true value of health investment, leading to economic wellbeing. Read more »

Covid-19 opens window to an inclusive, greener future

Reducing inequalities is the biggest challenge for policy makers as they set out to rebuild the economies ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak. Read more »
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Crouching Dragon: Chinese influence set to rise in post-Covid global economy

Ageing population, mistrust among nations will check Chinese ambitions for world domination, leadership. Read more »
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Brewing trouble: Indian economy to shrink 3.2% as world slips into deep recession

Global economy to shrink 5.2%, China will be the only major economy to record growth, says World Bank report. Read more »
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The Big Red Arrow Pointing Up: How indices fail to explain Covid-induced recession

Underwear Index, the Confident Consumer, and the Stairway to Heaven: Governments and businesses are rendered clueless by the demise of old templates. Read more »
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Covid-19 contagion: How will it play out on world economy

A multilateral policy dialogue is essential to evolve appropriate control and policy measures to limit the economic cost of the pandemic. Read more »