July 16, 2020
Why India must remain vocal for global
Embracing economic isolation at this point will be a strategic mistake. India must seize global opportunities, must avoid the middle-income trap and should not be afraid to engage with the world
July 15, 2020
Don’t blame dense cities. They have been resilient
Vaidehi Tandel and Reuben Abraham explain that it is not density, but socioeconomic factors, state capacity, and lack of experience which explain case load...
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 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.
February 28, 2019
IDFC Institute Is Nominated to a Working Group Convened by MoHUA on City-level Data-driven Governance
Late this month, MoHUA launched a DataSmart Cities Mission. IDFC Institute is part of a Working Group convened by MoHUA for this Mission.
February 01, 2019
Financing Urban Infrastructure for an Evolving India
IDFC Institute's Pritika Hingorani (Director and Research Fellow), Sharmadha Srinivasan (Associate), and Harshita Agrawal (Senior Analyst), write a chapter titled 'Financing Urban Infrastructure for an Evolving India' in ORF's report, 'Financing Gree...
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 26, 2018
How one Indian city cracked the problem of urban spread
Ahmedabad is using a century-old town-planning law to manage urban spread
November 01, 2018
How cities, not states, can solve the world's biggest problems
Cities channel creativity, connect human capital, and when well governed, drive growth
May 28, 2018
Night Lights Reveal A Lot About the Indian Economy
While Connaught Place in Delhi or Bandra in Mumbai generate annual GDP in excess of $120 million, that figure plunges to less than $20 million in the fringes of even the leading cities.