May 08, 2020
Relax FRBM target for states to fight COVID-19
In the Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan discuss the financial struggles that Indian states face as a result of the economic damage due to Covid-19. They recommend a set of actions to provide them with more resources....
April 28, 2020
When Liberia forsook its Hand-shake
As different states develop their strategies for responding to Covid-19, there are several well-documented lessons from Ebola worth emulating in India.
December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, what MPs learnt in Parliament
The rubric of politics suggests the winter session was a contest of persuasive arguments on citizenship. It was also a session where MPs learnt some arresting facts about governance.
December 05, 2019
Fiscal Modernisation: Lessons for India from the World
This paper approaches the issue of India's poor tax-to-GDP ratio by looking at how the developed economies of today built fiscal capacity over time — and then identifying broad policy lessons for India.
August 22, 2019
Tracking India's economic slowdown: Get real, growth will follow; do not waste the crisis
This article discusses solutions, on the need to invest in governance and dismantle hurdles, in the context of the crisis facing the Indian economy.
December 12, 2017
State Capacity Freed is State Capacity Built
The article contends that almost all of India’s governance problems can find links to the lack of manpower in state services
September 28, 2017
Why 87% Of Delhi Homes Start Worrying If Women Are Not Home By 9pm
This article on crime and safety in India looks at households’ perceptions of safety in the four cities and behavioural changes they may have adopted to keep themselves safe.
September 27, 2017
Why 92% Thefts In Indian Metros Are Not Reported
Only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record.
September 18, 2017
Will RERA Embolden Powerful Builders?
If state authorities significantly increase the costs of regulatory compliance under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, or Rera, it may lead to consolidation in the property market
August 16, 2017
Luke Ravenscroft on Nudge Units
How The British Government Got More Citizens To Pay Their Taxes On Time