Why I joined the fight for Gender Equality!

As an Engineering graduate making a shift in the development sector, the new found exposure has been a life-changing one for me to the extent even making me regret over not making this shift early in my life. Initially, my awareness about the social development sector was quite elementary-‘Group of...

Factsheet – Emerging Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) & India

The New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are the world’s youngest development finance institutions and India possesses a significant stake in both Banks. This factsheet provides an overview of the structure and operations of the two banks as well as the...

Deconstructing Indian Overseas Foreign Direct Investments – Historical & Contemporary Trends

The Indian public and private sector have been investing in manufacturing and services in overseas markets for decades with the scale of such investments having accelerated markedly since the turn of the millennium. As its economy continues to grow, Indian businesses and corporations have managed...

The Right To Know – The NDB’s Information Disclosure Policy in a Comparative Context

The world’s youngest development finance institution (DFI), steered by the BRICS nations, released its information disclosure policy in June 2017. The core document is important in that establishes the Bank’s policy on transparency, accountability and inclusive participation. The policy was...

Factsheet – Indo-African Development Cooperation: History and Trends

Indo-African development cooperation is marked by capacity building, technical and economic initiatives and situated within the South South Cooperation framework of mutually beneficial partnerships and non-conditionality.

Implications of Wealth Taxes on Inequality in India

Economic inequality (income and wealth inequality) in India today is very high compared to international and historical standards. Further, due to low tax-GDP ratio and the resultant low spending on public services the situation of inequality is getting accentuated fast. Reforming the whole set of...

Oxfam India warns of sharply rising inequality in India

Inequality in India is real and has been rising sharply for the last three decades as an unfortunate legacy of the lopsided policy choices made by successive governments, Oxfam India said today as it published a new report.The report The Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018 provides a...

Richest 1 percent bagged 73 percent of wealth created last year - poorest half of India got 1 percent, says Oxfam India

73 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent, while 67 crore Indians who comprise the poorest half of the population saw one percent increase in their wealth. In the last 12 months the wealth of this elite group increased by Rs 20,913 billion. This amount is...

Social Inclusion

Objectives·     •    Enhance active participation of organizations led by women and youth from socially excluded groups in social and democratic spaces•    Strengthen Community Led Organisations (CLOs) and CSOs to enable them to collectively influence...

Powering Primary Healthcare through Solar in India – Lessons from Chhattisgarh

Around 4.6 percent of primary healthcare centers in India are completely un-electrified making almost 33 million rural Indians depend on PHCs having no electricity at all. Distributed renewable energy could be deployed to bridge this gap. The study documents lessons from Chhattisgarh. 

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