New Information Exchange Standard on Offshore Accounts

Employment News

  • 31 January, 2015

In 2014, G20 countries endorsed a new system of information exchange, automatic exchange of financial information, developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The article anal...

Issues Around Financing for Development

Employment News

  • 26 December, 2014

The upcoming international conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015 will have a vital role in formulating a comprehensive approach for strengthening global develo...

The Cloud of Troubles


  • 18 December, 2014

During the last few decades, India has been experiencing an increasing number of natural disasters that have caused huge financial burdens to the Central Government as well as to several State Governments. The ...

Harnessing Renewable Energy: Experience of India

Employment News

  • 6 December, 2014

This article provides a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in India. The importance of harnessing renewable energy has been widely acknowledged, for both meeting the ever increasing energy requiremen...

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Prospects and Challenges

Employment News

  • 8 November, 2014

The article discusses some of the features of the newly proposed Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. Though the detailed guidelines of the programme have not been issued yet, a preliminary assessment has been made from the...

Urban Poor in India: Addressing the Challenges

Employment News

  • 13 September, 2014

This article highlights the fact that the urban areas have failed to meet the demands of the increasing population pressure resulting in large gaps in provisioning of basic amenities. Deprivation of such servic...

HDR Accords High Priority to Basic Social Services and Social Protection

Employment News

  • 25 August, 2014

This article explains the findings of the latest Human Development Report (HDR), 2014. It reveals that India has maintained its position at 135 out of 187 countries, reflecting little improvement in the living ...

Ensuring Good Governance and Effective Institutions: Can We Afford to Ignore Capacity Issues?

Southern Voice

  • 14 August, 2014

The paper explores the significance of capacity of governance with reference to the experience of public policies and their implementation in India over the past decade. The author notes that the issue of gover...

What Does the Union Budget have for Health and Education?

Dainik Jagran

  • 13 July, 2014

The Union Budget 2014-15 has a few new interventions in the social sector and there is an increase in allocation for select schemes and programmes. This article suggests a need for higher financial provisions f...

Flow of Credit to Agriculture

Employment News

  • 12 July, 2014

Financial inclusion is necessary for growth to be inclusive. Increasing the amount of credit flow to the agriculture sector, particularly provisioning of credit to small and marginal farmers is one of the impor...