October 18, 2019
Assessing Cities’ Labour Market Efficiencies using Mumbai Commuting Data
We unearth the extent of Mumbai’s congestion, quantify its economic and environmental costs and provide actionable results for policymakers by identifying chokepoints.
June 19, 2019
Fast Fact: The average commuter wastes 11 days a year in Mumbai traffic
The average 30-minute drive in Mumbai more than doubles to 66 minutes due to the city’s notoriously congested roads, according to IDFC Institute’s analysis of more than 53 million Uber Movement data points.
March 20, 2019
Big Data Economists and their Role in Shaping the Future
In this Mint article, Niranjan Rajyadhyaksha, Research Director and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes about the growing use of digital data in economic analysis and how it will revolutionise public policy in the coming future...
January 29, 2018
The Myth of the Myth of ‘Jobless Growth’
We cannot say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet been successful in his promise to boost job creation in India.
January 19, 2018
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia hosts Kshitij Batra at a roundtable on data driven decision-making
Kshitij Batra, Junior Fellow at IDFC Institute, discussed his work on mapping India's urbanisation using geospatial data.
January 05, 2018
Launch of Our New Web-mapping Tool!
We have developed a new web-application that allows you to explore the spatial form of India's development over four decades!
September 01, 2017
Analysis of Satellite Imagery for Volume II of the Economic Survey 2017
Excerpts of our work on mapping India's urbanisation over four decades using satellite imagery that was included in Volume II of the Economic Survey released by the Union Ministry of Finance in August 2017.
February 16, 2017
Is Big Data Driving Policy?
The scope for harnessing big data to drive policy.
January 19, 2015
The Commercialisation of Big Data
The talk centers around big data and how it can be used to generate useful insights