COVID-19: Gendered Impact on Urban Informal Workers
GENDER, Labour, COVID
A study on the subject of women informal workers - their pre-pandemic vulnerabilities, impact of COVID-19 on their life choices and institutional policy responses in Delhi NCR.
Towards regulating App Stores
TECH, COMPETITION, STARTUPs
A study to assess the competitive landscape in the app store market in India, highlight pressing concerns of developers, and determine the need, if any, for government intervention.
Levelling the playing field: OEM-Dealer relationships
Undertaking a comparative analysis of OEM-dealership agreements in India and abroad, this study makes the case for a policy intervention to safeguard dealer (and consumer) interests in India
Women & work: How India fared in 2021
GENDER, Labour Force
A data story on women’s livelihoods and work in the year of 2021 - women’s changing role in the economy, their resilience in the face of the crisis and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Regulating Encryption in India
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
Economic Empowerment of Women – A Policy Landscape
Employing a critical gender lens, this study identifies promising exemplars of transformative policies that create an enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment in India
A gender-responsive & inclusive economic recovery for India
Economic Recovery, Gender
Suggestions for a macroeconomic recovery framework that places special emphasis on women and girls, including monetary and fiscal policy measures as well as innovative financing options to achieve gender-equitable outcomes.
Designing an Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme
In the context of the pandemic and its severe impact on livelihoods in urban areas, this study looks at the principles that should underline a gender responsive urban employment guarantee scheme
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
Menstrual Waste Disposal
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
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