Archive for the ‘Governance Agenda’ Category

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An agenda for urban reforms

The development of our cities requires overcoming several challenges. It is now well established that cities are the engines of India’s economic dynamism. A report...

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Reforming India’s land titling system

A gradualist approach stands a much greater likelihood of success with reforming a complex legacy system like land records. Among all the problems faced while doing...

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No arbitrary transfers, no corruption in procurements

For ending corruption and improving governance, we need to institutionalise reforms in personnel deployments and procurements by the government. There are no more...

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labour reforms

Labour market reforms in India

Among India’s still-born second generation reforms, labour market reforms is one of the most important and politically difficult. A labyrinth of state and central...

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Central Bank

Central banking in crisis

The political economy risk to the RBI’s institutional credibility. The appointments of central bank governors have become almost as high-profile and important...

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Fighting harassment corruption

How to address the problem of government officials demanding bribes from citizens for accessing public services.  The anger and indignation that has aroused the...

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How to improve social policy design

A collaborative approach to solving development problems in India.  It is widely acknowledged that program implementation is the Achilles Heel of India’s massive...

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The challenge with law enforcement

Develop local strategies that seek to increase the civic sensibilities and public responsibilities of citizens.  The popular explanation for India’s dysfunctional...

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The psychology of poverty

There are behavioural constraints that prevent the poor from acting rationally The standard analysis of poverty, its causes and possible solutions, have focused...

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Second-best policy frameworks

Second-best policy frameworks

Mitigate corruption by designing policies focused on final outcomes A crusading Controller and Auditor General and a wave of populist anger exemplified in civil...

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