June 14, 2021
Leveraging Behavioural Science to Promote Safe Practices: Lessons from Wave 1 of COVID-19 in Punjab
How can behavioural science be applied in public health communication to influence the adoption of safer practices? IDFC Institute, in collaboration with Noora Health, answer this question in the context of COVID-19 during Wave 1 through our researc...
June 10, 2021
Decentralisation and social mobilisation during the second wave of COVID-19
States and districts that have harnessed decentralised governance and community mobilisation have been more successful in controlling the second wave of the pandemic.
June 06, 2021
Needed: A Minister for Privatisation
The author raises flag on the enlarged presence of the government in businesses that it has no business to be and the continuing erosion of public wealth along with the need for a minister for privatisation.
May 11, 2021
India COVID crisis: Whataboutery in the republic of grief
Grief hangs heavy in the air afflicted by death, distress, despair and depression. A flailing state left its people helpless. Please to save a life compete for attention with intimations of death in social and personal spaces. The eloquence of hearta...
May 07, 2021
The Practice of Flexible Inflation Targeting in India – A Preliminary Assessment
This paper analysis the five years of inflation targeting in practice and some suggestions on the road ahead.
May 07, 2021
RCTs for policy in India - Ethical Considerations, Methodological Concerns and Alternative Approaches
The author writes about the various ethical and methodological considerations when choosing to adopt Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) for policy decisions.
May 05, 2021
The new Zoom economy: Who can adjust to it and who cannot?
The pandemic has altered how we work and created new inequities that will need policy attention.
April 27, 2021
Case Study: Water Provisioning in Punjab
This case study is meant to be an overview of the considerations taken into account by government officials while determining where to supply water and estimating costs for infrastructure provision and maintenance. Our study finds in addition to the ...
April 26, 2021
The Challenge of Measuring Governance at the Subnational Level
The authors argue that indices can provide metrics to gauge a country’s progress over time, but there are downsides to judging a country’s performance based on one number.
April 25, 2021
Breathless in India: The price of inaction
India finds itself caught in the wake of exceptionalism and premature triumphalism.