Discussion Papers

Reversing Pre-mature Deindustrialization for Jobs Creation: Lessons for ‘Make-in-India’ from Experiences of Industrialized and East Asian Countries, Dr. Nagesh Kumar, 2017

Abstract: This paper presents new evidence on pre-mature deindustrialization being witnessed by India in terms of rising share of imports in final consumption. Given the compulsions of creation of jobs for 12 million who join the workforce every year, the paper finds Make-in-India as a timely initiative needed to harness the direct and indirect job-creating potential of manufacturing. It then ...

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Emergence of LoCs as a Modality in India’s Development Cooperation: Evolving Policy Context and New Challenges, Prabodh Saxena, 2016

Abstract: Development cooperation is an integral part of India’s foreign policy and India has been extending cooperation to its fellow developing countries even before its independence in 1947. In present times, India’s development cooperation is manifested through its ‘development compact’ comprising five components, namely, capacity building and skill transfer, technology and related partnerships, development finance (which includes concessional loans and ...

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The Development Compact: A Theoretical Construct for South-South Cooperation, Sachin Chaturvedi, 2016

Abstract: India’s development cooperation efforts began soon after the country gained its independence in 1947. Indeed there are some incidences that date back to even pre-independence days. India is strong believer of the fact that developing countries should not be entirely dependent upon assistance from the developed world; they must pool their own resources and capabilities to help each other. This discussion paper examines the larger framework of Indian ...

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Science, Technology, Innovation in India and Access, Inclusion and Equity: Discourses, Measurement and Emerging Challenges by Sachin Chaturvedi, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Rashmi Rastogi, 2015

Abstract: The role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in economic growth is well accepted. Tracing the debate on the role of science in Indian society in the pre-1947 India, the discourses and narratives on science, technology and society in India are mapped and their impact on policies is discussed. However, in the backdrop of growing inequalities and access to ...

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Foreign Direct Investment and Poverty Reduction: India in Regional Context, Manmohan Agarwal and Pragya Atri, 2015

Author: Manmohan Agarwal and PragyaAtri Number: 200, 2015 Abstract: It is widely proclaimed that capital account liberalisation would immensely benefit developing economies because once capital controls are lifted capital would flow from the capital abundant rich countries to the capital scarce developing countries. This free movement of capital could possibly increase growth thereby lifting millions out of poverty. India has ...

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Promoting Innovations in Indian Universities: A Theoretical Model of University-Industry Interface, Sabyasachi Saha, 2015

Abstract: While India’s emergence as a rising economic power is an outcome of dynamic advantages based on technological learning and skills, innovation driven competitiveness has been much less prominent. It is expected that public funded institutions like universities and institutions should deliver on innovative research and ideas that can be commercialised. In this paper, we intend to understand university-industry interactions ...

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