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 15, 2020
How Centrally Sponsored Schemes becoming a hurdle to Covid-19 fight
In this Financial Express article, IDFC Institute's Sharmada Srinivasan and Prakhar Misra discuss the shortcomings of centrally sponsored schemes in delivering COVID-19 response...
March 02, 2020
Corona, China and why fear is viral
In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyer writes about the spread of fear as the coronavirus crisis continues to make an impact on the global economy. He examines whether this could lead to de-risking efforts to decentralize dependen...
April 09, 2018
Would Chandrababu Naidu have quit NDA had there been no GST?
Had there been no GST regime, could Chandrababu Naidu possibly have resorted to other sources of revenue through state-specific taxes and not severed ties with the NDA?
March 02, 2017
The Return of the Local
BJP’s recent electoral wins mean the largest national party is now a growing presence in elected local government, within and beyond states it and its allies lead.
February 08, 2017
Will GST Exacerbate India’s Income Divergence?
Why GST is likely to exacerbate the issue of income divergence between Indian states.
September 03, 2015
Jobs for the Young Not Old
India is not creating enough jobs. Without labour reforms, it can’t.