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Policy Tracking

Scanning the policy landscape with active stakeholder mapping

We help clients and partners stay ahead by keeping track of the evolving thinking and policy developments that are likely to affect their sector. We also assist them in identifying key influencers and decision makers to help create an enabling ecosystem.

Research & Analysis

Understanding policy impact and proposing alternatives

In the ever changing policy landscape, we help clients visualise the implications of proposed legislation/regulation. We work with them to develop informed positions on key policy issues, find best practices from around the globe, and create policy alternatives that may be presented to law making agencies.

Advocacy

Building powerful messaging to engage with the audience

We help clients and partners build thought leadership by communicating effectively about things that matter. We design communications and advocacy strategies to leverage traditional and new media to bring focus to policy issues. We also create innovative outreach programs to build resonance with stakeholders.

Blog

Managing health data

Personal Data

In this note, we analyse the key points of departure between the Health Data Management Policy, 2020 released by the union government and the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

Paid period leaves - Designing a new framework

Gender, Labour policies

While the intentions of those campaigning for menstrual leave are laudable, we must be cognizant of the unintended consequences that may arise from such a policy

Unpacking Non Personal Data

Non Personal Data

In partnership with The Print and Network Capital, TQH organized a series of online discussions to deliberate on the proposed governance framework for non-personal data

Will the coronavirus social protection package suffice?

Social Protection

Many measures announced under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana are simply frontloading payments or redirecting funds that had been budgeted for other welfare activities

India’s e-commerce policy: Adding uncertainty to the cart

National e-commerce Policy

The latest iteration seems more balanced than before, but it kicks all thorny issues down the road

Regulatory cobwebs threaten India's data economy

Non Personal Data

While attempting to extract the maximum value, the government must resist the temptation to be overzealous in regulation

Why land and property make good plotlines for Bollywood

Property Rights, Land Governance

Behind all the glitz, glamour and light-hearted humour of these films, lies the all too familiar tragedy of a broken land governance system

The blindspots in India’s skilling programme

Skilling, PMKVY, NAPS

Our flagship skills development scheme is unable to deliver sustainable outcomes. But an alternative exists

India’s Traceability Question

Regulating Encryption

Government interception rests upon an uneasy truce between the government/LEA, private companies and civil society activists

E-Pharmacy Rules: Clear regulatory direction needed

E-Pharmacy, Data Security

The draft Rules contain some ambiguous clauses and restrictive norms that can hurt both offline and online pharmacies

India needs digital citizenship education

Education, Social Emotional Learning

For far too long, we have parked the blame at technology’s door; the need of the hour is innovative engagement with the youth to make the internet a more hospitable space

COVID-19 – Lessons from Germany and South Korea

COVID-19, public health

Two key lessons stand out – the need to leverage the private sector and cover costs of testing and treatment, and to utilize technology, but responsibly

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Publications

India’s focus on its youth – Analysis of the Union Budget

Budget, Fiscal Policy

Despite being home to one of the youngest populations in the world, India spends less than 4% of its annual budget on youth-focused schemes

COVID - Will India’s 20 lakh crore relief package deliver?

Economic Recovery, Social Security

A detailed analysis of the different measures announced by the Finance Minister, their likely impact on India’s economic recovery and potential challenges in implementation

Regulating Encryption in India

Tech, Privacy

This study envisions a framework that acknowledges the importance of consumer privacy & technological innovation, while not diminishing the role of the government in protecting national security

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Gender, MHM

Studying the best practices of Tamil Nadu and how it has achieved its current levels of menstrual hygiene practices, this study makes recommendations that can be replicated across other states in India

Menstrual Waste Disposal

Sanitation, Gender, Sustainability

A study for the NFSSM Alliance to understand the menstrual waste value chain & possible solutions to the ballooning problem of waste disposal

Addressing the barriers to adoption in digital payments

Digital Payments, Tech Policy

The Indian economy is a predominantly cash driven economy. While the penetration of digital payments has increased significantly in the last decade, cash still continues to dominate

Advancing gender equality in a post COVID context

COVID, GENDER, SOCIAL SECURITY

If evidence from previous disasters and crises is any indication, women will be disproportionately affected during the pandemic

EBooks: Building Blocks of India’s Knowledge Economy

EDUCATION, TECH, TAXATION

Despite the positive externalities associated with inexpensive books, eBooks are not afforded a favourable tax environment in India

Women Entrepreneurs in Sanitation

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Sanitation

Leveraging insights gleaned from ground level case studies, this report advocates for more systematic government support for women entrepreneurs in general and more specifically, in the context of sanitation

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10AM to 6PM