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Occasional Papers

Occasional Paper: Establishing a High Tech Power Electronics Manufacturing Hub in Chhattisgarh

Research Reports

Reserch Report – How to create 10 crore jobs in Uttar Pradesh

Policy Watch

Policy Watch: Special Issue – June 2024

Case Studies

Case Study: We Just Want to Go Home – Migrants During COVID !


Consultation Report- Water Crisis and Sustainable Solutions


Jobful Growth – How to achieve it in 2019-2024


Constitutional Values and Democratic Institutions

This theme focuses on gender, caste and marginalized sections of society within the larger ambit of social justice and equity. This theme explores through research and policy analysis, various contemporary dynamics related to issues of justice, equity, equality and communal harmony.

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Growth with

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.

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Governance and

In the long term, the institutions of a country are perhaps the greatest determinant of its growth and development. Institutions are the “rules of the game in a society”; they determine incentives and outcomes in all spheres of human life.

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Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability

This theme focuses on contemporary issues related to climate change, sustainability and natural resources especially water, forest and land. Our work on these issues attempts to analyze policies and their implementation from people’s perspective, their experiences and learning.

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India’s Place in the

In an increasingly connected world, the nation-state is less sovereign today that it was ever before. Some of the most consequential issues today – climate change, terrorism, international trade, or global violations of human rights – cannot be dealt by any country in isolation.

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