March 14, 2018
WhatsApps for India from Maharashtra
The issues embedded in Maharashtra’s Economic Survey have a national resonance. It is verily a WhatsApp message for India.
October 18, 2017
How Many Schemes Does it Take to Light Up a Sky?
Neither Ujala programme nor Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana offer any compelling explanation for the sudden spike in brightness of India’s night-time light satellite images.
June 12, 2017
Politicians Trap India’s Farmers between Scarcity and Surplus
The continuous plight of Indian farmers irrespective of the Governments in power or robust agricultural growth.
June 14, 2016
The Smart City Delusion
For developing countries, fixing the basics is crucial before talking about smart cities innovation.
March 11, 2016
Getting Urbanization Right for Better Jobs in India
IDFC Institute's Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write for the World Bank's "Jobs and Development" blog
February 19, 2016
A dream budget for India this year
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, comes up with a dream budget for India highlighting broad budget announcements that would keep India firmly on the path to equitable growth over the next hundred years....
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research
September 04, 2015
Chasing Definitions in India
Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write in Mint: India would be 65% urban by Mexico's definition; since definitions are arbitrary, we need to reduce dependence on them....