July 16, 2020
Why India must remain vocal for global
Embracing economic isolation at this point will be a strategic mistake. India must seize global opportunities, must avoid the middle-income trap and should not be afraid to engage with the world
January 15, 2020
The other data challenge: Measuring life in a metro
We need to know how many people enter cities, where they live, how they travel, and what they do for a living.
July 18, 2019
Reforming Urban India
In this Reform Agenda, we present eight reforms to address some of the most pressing challenges facing India’s cities.
May 28, 2018
Night Lights Reveal A Lot About the Indian Economy
While Connaught Place in Delhi or Bandra in Mumbai generate annual GDP in excess of $120 million, that figure plunges to less than $20 million in the fringes of even the leading cities.
May 25, 2018
BloombergQuint story on IDFC Institute's 3D web tool
This 3D Map Can Help Tap India’s Growth Potential
April 23, 2018
Mapping India’s GDP
IDFC Institute has developed a web-tool that allows users to view the variation in economic activity across India at a granular level.
March 18, 2015
Big Cities Key Growth Drivers in Maharashtra
The recent Maharashtra Economic Survey corroborates the economic importance of cities.