February 26, 2019
Fast Fact: Positive Feedback Loops between Ease of Doing Business and Economic Growth Exist Across Income Groups
Economic growth is positively correlated with ease of doing business. This trend holds for countries across income groups.
November 20, 2017
Big picture Modi on step to robust business reforms
Improving the business environment is often seen as an inclusive answer to growth challenges: a vibrant business ecosystem can attract investments to further fuel the economy, create wealth as a consequence, while redistribution in a well-designed ma...
November 20, 2017
Minimum govt, Maximum governance
The improvement in the World Bank Ranking as well as the study by IDFC/Niti Aayog based on an enterprise survey of over 3,200 companies, gives tangible grounds to believe institutional reforms on the ground have finally begun.
November 08, 2017
#100 Ease of Biz: Cause for Applause, Much to be Modest About
Visiting Fellow at the IDFC Institute, Shankkar Aiyar, writes in the The New Indian Express about what still needs to be done in order to significantly improve the Ease of Doing Business environment in India....
October 11, 2017
Reuben Abraham in conversation with News World India
Reuben Abraham, CEO, IDFC Institute, clarifies aspects of the Ease of Doing Business survey that interviewed 3,276 manufacturing firms cross the country
November 01, 2016
Hard Realities About The Ease Of Doing Business
Shankkar Aiyar deconstructs India's poor performance on World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking.
October 12, 2016
Moving Beyond Rankings: The Doing Business Report
The enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code itself, even without implementation, will improve India’s ranking in the World Bank report.
July 10, 2016
Convergence: A marathon, not a sprint
Emerging economies are losing steam in their bid to catch up with the developed ones in terms of per capita income
April 05, 2016
Lant Pritchett on Assessing Development
Watch Pritchett discuss methodological issues with current measures of development and how such indicators can help countries strategise for growth.
November 16, 2015
Bankruptcy reforms in India: How they affect the India's Doing Business ranking
When it comes to bankruptcy reforms, de facto outcomes are more important than de jure improvements.