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Economic policy

MGNREGA: Has Direct Fiscal Transfer provided more jobs to women?

03/07/2017

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[Co-authored with Yadawendra Singh]

 

Globally, a direct employment transfer - a job guarantee programme - is an “employer of last resort” fiscal policy, which envisions the government bearing a guarantee to provide paid work opportunities of predictable duration at a predetermined wage for public works. Though many such job guarantee initiatives ...


Is Aadhaar grounded in adequate law and regulations?

30/03/2017

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[Co-authored with Renuka Sane]
 
The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 ["the Aadhaar Act"], as the name suggests, aims at targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services by providing unique identity numbers based on an individual's demographic and biometric information. Enrollment into ...

Building Infrastructure in India: Gap in Budgetary Allocation & Implementation

01/03/2017

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[Co-authored with Satadru Sikdar and Richa Jain]

 

Boosting infrastructure development is a thrust area in the agenda of the present Indian government. The total revenue and capital expenditure in the infrastructure sector as a share  of GDP shows a steady increase over the years.  The share increased from 0 ...


Gender Budgeting as a Mechanism Design

06/12/2016

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With the commitment of IMF in United Nations Secretary General’s High level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the issue of gender budgeting has reached the world stage as a human development-conscious economic growth agenda. 
 
The  commitment of  IMF in November 2016 to conduct gender budgeting in member countries ...