Balancing Privacy with Technology Use: Lessons fro...

There has been an uptick in the use of technology in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have had to be swift and agile with response strategies. A variety of technology ap...

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Urban Growth in India: Horizontal, Chaotic, and In...

Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and various other cities have been the locus of COVID-19 infection in India. Given that these cities also have some of the highest population densiti...

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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, analysin...

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Privacy in Healthcare: The Role of National Digita...

It is widely accepted that sharing of health data will reap benefits to relevant parties involved in the ecosystem. Yet, sharing of the data poses a threat to privacy of individual...

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in slums and non-slum...

Sero-surveillance provides estimates of antibody levels against infectious diseases and is considered the gold standard for measuring population immunity due to past infection or v...

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RCTs for policy in India - Ethical Considerations,...

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have become a popular methodological choice for policy analysis in the developing world. Through a review of literature in multiple disciplines,...

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Using GIS for public health and its privacy implic...

Governments, globally, are turning to data and technology to improve governance, speci cally service delivery, with tools such as digital healthcare sensors and the Internet of ing...

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Grants from Centre and States' Fiscal Marksma...

In this paper, we undertake a study of 28 states to establish the issues with their revenue budgets’ fiscal marksmanship. We particularly focus on the grants received from the Ce...

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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among workers returning t...

In light of the Indian lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many migrant workers fled from cities. This research tests the prevalence of the virus among retur...

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Policing in a Pandemic

The ongoing public health crisis due to COVID-19, coupled with the nationwide lockdown and the impending economic hardships, has created a unique law and order challenge. This note...

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Kerala's strategies for Covid-19 response

This note comprehensively documents the policies and strategies that Kerala government adopted in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As other states develop their own guidelines ...

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Indian state strategies for Covid-19 response

With Indian states developing their own guidelines and strategies for COVID-19 response, this note documents policy decisions and announcements of all Indian states (except Kerala)...

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PM Garib Kalyan Yojana: Coverage, Identification a...

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore announced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is built upon twelve different schemes al...

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Unlock Mumbai's land revenue to upgrade the c...

In early February, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced a budget of Rs 33,441 crore. The body has jurisdiction over 13 million people — and Mumbai requires sign...

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Antitrust and Zero-price Digital Platforms: An Ind...

This paper looks at digital platforms that provide “free” services and analyses the application of Indian competition law to them. It elaborates on why the scale and charact...

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Fiscal Modernisation: Lessons for India from the W...

This paper charts how western economies raised income tax over time in order to identify learnings for India. It draws on Piketty and Qian’s paper where they argue that ...

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Assessing Cities’ Labour Market Efficiencies usi...

Mumbai’s congestion is infamous. The megacity’s roads are clogged every single day, leading to something far worse than simple inconvenience. It means the destruction of the ci...

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The Indian Macro Policy Playbook: Time for a Fresh...

Indian macro policy has been operating under an implicit 2-4-6-8 framework, which are the targets for the sustainable current account deficit, the desired level of retail inflation...

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Mismatched Governance: Exploring the Relationship ...

This Working Paper by former Senior Associate, Komal Hiranandani, was submitted to Cornell University as her Master of Science thesis, and was partially supported by...

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Political Diversity and Competition in India

Utilising data on election results from 1952 to 2017, covering all 16 Lok Sabha or Parliamentary Constituency elections and last 3 elections for each state/UT assemblies, this pape...

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