Budget for 2014-15: Not much different from the interim budget


  • 11 July, 2014

The new government got a little over a month to carry out the budget preparation process, which usually takes up to five months in every financial year. Hence, it would not be very reasonable to expect signific...

Party Economics

Governance Now

  • 28 June, 2014

One of prime minister Narendra Modi’s first decisions, to set up a special investigating team (SIT) to probe the matter of black money stashed abroad, reopens some of the biggest questions for the Indian econ...

Lost in Implementation

DNA Newspaper

  • 20 June, 2014

Violence against women, in the public sphere as well as within the home, has been a major challenge in the country for long, but until recently it had largely been a concern raised by women's rights activists. ...

How Our Political Parties Should Hit Reform Path

Governance Now

  • 19 June, 2014

The life of the democratic state is built upon the party system,” Harold J Laski said in his classic text, A Grammar of Politics. Political parties, despite being non-governmental entities, are the means thro...

Growth Performance of Agriculture Sector

Employment News

  • 14 June, 2014

Agriculture, as a sector, has been playing a decisive role in shaping the overall growth trajectories of the Indian economy since Independence. As is well-known, in the overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of t...

Dimensions of Wage Inequality in India

Employment News

  • 17 May, 2014

This article gives an overview of various dimensions of wage inequality prevalent in India. Consumption data corroborates horizontal and vertical inequality across regions and sectors. High growth has not seen ...

Capacity: the Missing Piece of the Governance Puzzle for the Next Agenda


  • 15 May, 2014

'Good Governance and Effective Institutions’ as one of the post-2015 goals for development' The Report of the UN High Level Panel acknowledges the criticality of improving governance. Whether the post-2015 de...

Institutional Mechanisms of Transparency in Budgets


  • 15 May, 2014

The need for enhancing transparency in government budgets has been discussed widely in recent years. Issues relating to lack of transparency have been raised in several domains of public expenditure in the coun...

Post-2015 Development Agenda

Employment News

  • 2 May, 2014

The article provides an overview of the issues and challenges of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and examines India's role and achievements. With less than a year to go before the deadline of 2015 (the ...

BRICS: Prospects and Challenges

Employment News

  • 15 March, 2014

The emergence of BRICS represents an important change in the global economy. It is anticipated that BRICS will play a progressive role on economic and social issues at the regional and global levels. In this ba...