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Occasional Paper: MGNREGS Effectively- A Facilitator’s Manual

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Research Report – Status and Prospects of Employment Generation and wage Enhancement in Karnataka 2024-2029

Policy Watch

Policy Watch: Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability – April 2024

Case Studies

Case Study- Poultry as a Livelihood Opportunity- Kesla Poultry: A Journey of Tribal Women – From earning daily wages to owning of India’s largest poultry feed-mill


Methods of Water Harvesting: Implication for National Strategy


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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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