August 19, 2019
Tapping Indian cities’ unrealised growth potential
Improving planning frameworks in India will enable urban areas to be more habitable and economically viable for labour and businesses, and drive economic growth.
July 19, 2019
Fast Fact: Investing in Public Transit Systems Improves Efficiency of Labour Markets
Enabling smooth movement of citizens is essential for cities to be productive. Poor planning has caused many cities to sprawl; without mass public transit, residents face escalating commute times and costs that erode productivity and impede mobility ...
July 18, 2019
Reforming Urban India
In this Reform Agenda, we present eight reforms to address some of the most pressing challenges facing India’s cities.
July 17, 2019
Fast Fact: Why we appreciate the New York City skyline more than the Mumbai one
Cities should improve their land utilisation through a variety of mechanisms, which include liberalising how much floor space can be built on a given plot of land.
May 31, 2019
Modi's New Challenge Is Embracing Urbanization
In this article on the Atlantic emphasising urbanisation as an important policy for NDA's second term, the author cites the case made by Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow and Pritika Hingorani, Director and Research Fellow....
April 17, 2019
Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more.
March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
February 27, 2019
IDFC Institute's Research on Urbanisation is Quoted in Research Matters
IDFC Institute's work on urban definitions, published in The Journal of Asian Economics, was quoted in an article published on Research Matters.
January 24, 2019
CEO and Senior Fellow Reuben Abraham Speaks to Hub Culture on Urbanisation at Davos 2019
CEO and Senior Fellow Reuben Abraham speaks to Hub Culture's Executive Editor Edie Lush on urbanisation at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos.
November 19, 2018
What’s in a Definition? A Study on the Suitability of the Current Urban Definition in India through its Employment Guarantee Programme
Applying three alternative definitions, this paper find that India is more urban than recognised by the administrative definition