26 September, 2019
Fast Fact: Connectivity via roads the main infrastructure impediment for businesses
In a recently concluded enterprise survey of 2,500 firms across 18 districts, we asked firms to identify the three main types of infrastructure that had the biggest impact on their business operations. Connectivity via roads was cited as the main infrastructure impediment across the manufacturing, s...
11 July, 2018
India’s super-rich have grown at a staggering pace
Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, is quoted in The Guardian's long read on India's 'Billionaire Raj' by James Crabtree. Excerpts:
"Narendra Modi pledged to end a situation in which the country’s ultra-wealthy – sometimes called “Bollygarchs” – appeared to li...
06 July, 2018
Vivek Dehejia Speaks on Business Reforms at the South Asia Conclave in New Delhi
Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia spoke on a panel on business reforms at the South Asia Conclave, organised by the Oxford University Press, in New Delhi. Other panelists included T.N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard and Kanta Murali, co-editor of the book, Business and Politic...
17 March, 2018
Reuben Abraham was part of a panel on the skills needed in the workplace of the future, at GESF 2018
Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute, was part of a panel that discussed "What skills will the workplace of 2030 need and how do we get them?", at GESF 2018, held in Dubai in March 2018. The panel included Neil Carberry, Managing director, people & infrastructure, Conf...
16 February, 2018
Mumbai's Rent Control Problem
This Mint article quotes Junior Fellow Vaidehi Tandel's paper (with Shirish Patel, Sahil Gandhi, Abhay Pethe and Kabir Agarwal) on rent control. Excerpts:
"In a 2015 paper, Decline Of Rental Housing In India: The Case Of Mumbai, Vaidehi Tandel, Shirish Patel, Sahil Gandhi, Ab...
29 August, 2017
Press Release by NITI Aayog about the Ease of Doing Business Report's Methodology
The NITI Aaoyog has issed a clarification regarding the Ease of Doing Business Report launched on August 28, 2017.
"In recent years, there has been tremendous progress in easing various processes related to doing business. This has been verified by the World Bank... It is important to ...
28 August, 2017
The Ease of Doing Business Report
The Ease of Doing Business Report, due to release on Monday 28th August 2017, is based on a survey done on 3,500 manufacturing firms in 2016. The survey finds that labor regulations are a bigger constraint for labor intensive firms. Citing examples, the survey also says that compared with other...
29 June, 2017
Vivek Dehejia and Vaidehi Tandel Talk About the NITI Aayog-IDFC Institute Enterprise Survey at LBSNAA
Vivek Dehejia, Resident Senior Fellow, and Vaidehi Tandel, Junior Fellow, talk about the NITI Aayog-IDFC Institute Enterprise Survey at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie in June 2017....
31 March, 2017
Motilal Oswal Quotes IDFC Institute's Work on Affordable Housing
This Market Review Report by Motilal Oswal quotes Deputy Director Pritika Hingorani, Senior Associate Meenaz Munshi, and Associate Rohan Shridhar's work on affordable housing. Excerpts:
"The Economic Survey 2016-17 describes an India on the move. Migration has almost doubled, to a...
28 June, 2016
Watch Vivek Dehejia Discuss the NITI Aayog/IDFC Institute Survey on Ease of Doing Business
Last week, IDFC Institute Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia spoke to the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka on the NITI Aayog/IDFC Institute enterprise survey that seeks to assess the regulatory environment for manufaturing enterprises in individual Indian states. He spoke to t...