April 08, 2021
Strengthen state capacity: This is a must if budgeted funds are to be used effectively for fostering growth
In this article in Financial Express, Kadambari Shah and Vibhav Mariwala discuss the significance of state capacity in ensuring the Union budget's allocations are effectively used to achieve its development goals and ensure economic growth.
April 05, 2021
Interpreting Kerala’s COVID-19 Numbers
Through a series of data visualisations, the authors attempt to describe Kerala's COVID-19 trajectory, the state’s policy response and how to assess its pandemic performance.
March 25, 2021
Why fiscal federalism in India appears to be a zero-sum game
In this piece for the Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha examines the importance of a buoyant tax system to ease the battle for resources and help minimize Centre-state mistrust. ...
March 21, 2021
The US-China Byte Dance: Can India Foxtrot?
In this piece for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar opines on the "orbit shifting opportunity" that has presented itself to India amidst the recent geopolitical developments between the United States and China. ...
March 15, 2021
VacciNation: Gaps vex rollout of the jab
Shankkar Aiyar discusses how India has a limited window to rebuild its economy on the opportunities the pandemic has unveiled with much resting on the success of vaccine rollout.
March 15, 2021
India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern
Kadambari Shah and Vibhav Mariwala discuss how state institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern.
March 09, 2021
Monetary policy: Should it step back as fiscal measures kick in?
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha writes in Mint that the Indian central bank faces a policy conundrum, and the choices it makes will have profound implications for the economy....
March 07, 2021
Minimum government: Commissions and omissions
Shankkar Aiyar discusses the failures of past reforms to streamline the Indian state.
March 03, 2021
Judicial Delays: ‘Tareek Pe Tareek’ And The Tryst With $5 Trillion GDP
Shankkar Aiyar discusses the supply and demand of justice delivery in India, and systemic issues of litigations in Indian courts.
February 28, 2021
PSU privatisation: Why now and why it matters
The words didn’t quite translate into privatisation. Indeed, for the 34 entities identified by the Niti Aayog, the phrase used was strategic disinvestment. The number of operating CPSEs has gone up from 236 in 2014 to 249 in 2019 — and since 2016...