Growth with Employment

The reforms of 1985 and 1991 placed India on a high-growth trajectory. However, India is still one of the poorest countries on earth. To ensure better lives for our citizens, we need to sustain a consistently high growth rate for several decades.

In our country, social inequalities have always been salient, but with higher growth, economic inequalities are also increasing. Thus, growth has to be accompanied by the generation of high-quality employment.

In this theme, the focus is on how public policy can enable widespread growth, especially in those sectors that can create employment at scale. There are three sub-themes under this theme:

  • Agricultural transformation – a farmer-led value chain perspective;
  • Small manufacturing and services in small towns; and
  • Urban informal services sector – skills, secure jobs and self-employment.

Policy Issue Briefs – The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Policy Issue Briefs – The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

Legislative Briefs – A Review of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (January, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – A Review of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 (January, 2018)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

Legislative Briefs – The Code on Wages Bill, 2017

Legislative Briefs – Domestic Workers-Hindi (November, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Domestic Workers and Policies (September, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:Current Issues & Challenges (September, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Banking Regulation (Amendments) Act 2017 (July, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Factories (Amendment) Bill (July, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Draft of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules 2017 (June, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Draft of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Rules 2017 (June, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – National Plan of Action for Children-2016 (April, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – FCRA A Regressive Tool (April, 2017)

Legislative Briefs – Slaughter House Ban in UP (April, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – Slaughter House Ban in UP (April, 2017)

Policy Issue Briefs – The Factories Act Bill (March, 2017)

Paper – Inequality, Growth and Economic Freedom: Re-examining the Role of Government By Simrit Kaur – 2006

Paper – Gendered Livelihoods in Small Mines and Quarries in India: Living on the Edge By Kuntala Lahiri Dutt – 2006

Miscellaneous – Reform Agenda for Agriculture (2002) by C. H. Hanumantha Rao – 2002

Economic Reforms: The Next Step Symposium Papers, Vol II (New Delhi: Frank Bros.& Co, 1998) – 1998

Miscellaneous – Economic Reforms: The Next Step Symposium Papers, Vol, I (New Delhi: Frank Bros.& Co, 1998) – 1998

Project – Subsidies and Investments in Indian Agriculture – 1997

Project – Agricultural Development In India: Issues, Policies and Prospects – 1997

Paper – Subsidies and Investments in Indian Agriculture: Issues and Perspectives By S. Mahendra Dev – 1997

Paper – India’s Economic Reforms: The Steps Ahead By Nirupam Bajpai and Jeffrey D. Sachs – 1996

Project – Working with multinationals – 1996