Archive for the ‘PubEcon’ Category

India’s focus on remittances costs at the G20

India’s focus on remittances costs at G20 to benefit Indian workers . The meeting of the G20 leaders in Antalaya, Turkey on November 15th– 16th, 2015 was held...

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Public procurement legislation: Essential for improving public financial management in India

The new government’s initiative to formally legislate Union government’s procurement process should be welcomed. Among the major continuing challenges in public...

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The evolving dynamics of union–state fiscal relations

Focusing on the altered public financial management dynamics of state governments and analysing the opportunities and challenges. There have been many developments...

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Addressing inequality in Singapore

Addressing inequality issue in Singapore and studying its implications for India.  The publication of Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book Capital in the Twenty First...

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Rethinking MGNREGA

From welfare to skilling and creating productive assets. There is growing consensus that the substance of the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)...

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Financing smart cities: key requirements

The “smart cities” project represents an opportunity to experiment with organisational and governance structures of the cities, with a view to enhancing performance-orientation...

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The Jan Dhan Yojna: the key considerations in obtaining desired outcomes.

Accountable and transparent organisational structure for implementing PMJDY should be essential for realising the desired societal outcomes. On the occasion of the...

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India’s budget 2014-15

India’s budget 2014-15: Initial steps towards professionalising tax administration. There has been widespread concern that the current organisations and systems...

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Reforming public enterprises

Change of control and ownership is not essential. The proposition that nationalisation (transfer of enterprise ownership and control from the private sector to the...

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Probable economic priorities of the NDA government

Exhibition of higher level of economic literacy by all the stakeholders, could help in better communicating public policies and progress towards effective realisation...

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