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...
December 03, 2020
Indian cities may not be sprawling, but their density is a major concern especially in a pandemic
The authors argue how inefficient city density management may have contributed to urban cities becoming pandemic epicentres, and call for public policy makers to treat this as a pressing issue.
December 02, 2020
The Indian economic recovery seems led by profits, not wages
Assessing India’s economic recovery, Niranjan sparks an important debate regarding a wage-led v. profit-led economic recovery strategy, having implications for aggregate demand. He argues that in case of a profit-led strategy, recovery will be stre...
December 01, 2020
Taiwan's COVID-19 Response Strategies
Taiwan has been singularly successful in designing and implementing effective COVID-19 policy responses. As the pandemic draws on -- these are early days yet -- observing, analysing and learning from the strategies adopted by the governments that hav...
November 08, 2020
Mumbai’s Seroprevalence Results Point the Way On Urban Reform
Mumbai's seroprevalence studies point to structural issues in urban planning and housing in the city, and a need for slum upgradation and land management reforms.
August 31, 2020
Assessing Socio Economic Vulnerability of Occupations In India
August 30, 2020
One nation, one tax, one act of God
In his column for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar comments on the Indian government's discourse on the economic slowdown. He urges for addressing State's due compensations and highlights a few solutions that the central government can a...
August 25, 2020
Our corona crunch is quite unlike any other crisis in recent times
In Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha compares the macroeconomic variables of India’s previous economic crises with the current shock. He argues that the COVID-19 crisis is different, and calls for developing a new policy response.
August 24, 2020
Containing Covid-19 in megacities: Japan’s thoughtful urban planning has a lesson for the world
Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal share their experience in visiting Japan. In this article, they highlight three key characteristics of the Japanese urban planning: maximising space, integrating public transport systems and focusing on quali...
August 20, 2020
Will our economic recovery be led by better profits or wages?
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha explores which stakeholders will help absorb the pain as the economy hobbles back to normal in the coming quarters.