April 11, 2019
Why is India’s real estate market stagnating
Developers have to seek clearances from multiple departments. They have to ensure compliance with a large number of rules and regulations that may be subject to revisions and pay steep official charges and fees. There are serious delays in granting p...
February 18, 2019
The Art of Selling Reforms
In this Pragati article, Associate, Sharmadha Srinivasan shares her analysis on how we can bridge the gap between the need for long-term reforms and the push and pull of short term populism....
August 27, 2018
Atal’s model and the India story
The Atal model of development designed the building blocks for the $2.5 trillion economy and the India story.
January 16, 2018
Interpreters of Maladies in Court
The fracas in the fraternity calls for attention and repair of a critical element of governance - deliverance of justice.
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 07, 2017
Communicating the Reforms Instituted
Junior fellow, Vaidehi Tandel and Senior analyst Kadambari Shah at IDFC Institute, write about the importance of communication of reforms instituted by the state governments for Ease of Doing Business, to the public....
September 25, 2017
Narendra Modi Needs to Press the Gas Pedal on Reforms
The Modi government's resolve on petrol prices hopefully is a harbinger that it is getting ready to press the gas pedal on the unfinished reforms agenda
May 08, 2017
Why Governments Make Poor Economic Choices
Apart from the clear electoral incentives, this Indian predilection–a statist mindset–leads to populist policymaking too.
February 02, 2017
Budget 2017: 5 Reforms India Needs but Arun Jaitley Won't Propose Today
Five major reforms that should ideally be a part of the Budget but will not due to political compulsions. They must wait to be propelled by a crisis.
December 05, 2016
Fixing the Plumbing—of our Political Economy
With demonetisation, the media has got their wish of the Modi government moving on politically difficult reforms