May 11, 2020
Kerala's strategies for Covid-19 response
This note comprehensively documents the policies and strategies that Kerala government adopted in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As other states develop their own guidelines and responses, there are several lessons worth replicating from the co...
May 10, 2020
India’s hapless Migrants: People of a Lesser God
India's circular migrant workers constitute a large part of the $ 2.8 trillion economy's workforce. In The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar relates the lack of coordination and quick decision making that left them stranded on their way back ho...
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....
May 08, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak: With guidance from govt, RWAs can play a crucial role in deploying community testing, overseeing quarantine across country
The spread of COVID-19 can be measured through community testing. In Firstpost, Prakhar Misra and Vaidehi Tandel discuss the essential role that Resident Welfare Associations can play to implement this in urban areas....
May 06, 2020
After eventual lifting of lockdown, behavioural science must form key part of India's COVID-19 response
In Firstpost, Kadambari Shah and Priya Vedavalli write about the importance to use behavioural science in public policy, specifically in the COVID-19 response as the lockdown come to an end. They explain how it can be done....
May 05, 2020
Opinion | The covid shock could alter people’s financial priorities
May 03, 2020
Zombie economies betwixt curve and waves
In this article Shankkar Aiyar discusses the dilemma that governments face as they try to seek a balance between the twin challenges of life and livelihood. He also discusses how the pandemic has expanded debt and deficit across countries and the o...
May 01, 2020
Global strategies for Covid-19 response
With Indian states developing their own guidelines and strategies for COVID-19 response, this document details the various measures adopted by other countries. Based on a review of digital news media and personal interviews of officials in country go...
April 30, 2020
Indian state strategies for Covid-19 response
With Indian states developing their own guidelines and strategies for COVID-19 response, this note documents policy decisions and announcements of all Indian states (except Kerala), subject to its appearance in the public domain.
April 30, 2020
PM Garib Kalyan Yojana: Coverage, Identification and Implementation
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore announced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is built upon twelve different schemes already institutionalised by the government. It uses various channels to...