Rohini Pande is the Henry J Heinz II professor of economics and director of the Economic Growth Centre at Yale University.
India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.
Cash is easy to carry and widely accepted. But, our analysis of nationally representative survey data, described below, suggests that these transfers will exclude many of India’s poorest and, for others, come too late.
Pulling women into the economy isn’t a function of budget alone, but also policy design, political will.
Why does India have 14 of the world’s 20 cities with highest air pollution when it has set limits and stipulated strict criminal punishments to enforce them? And what's a possible solution?
The poor often spurn government housing programmes because they do not want to risk losing their social networks.
Neither pollution nor congestion significantly decreased as they did during the January experiment. An enduring solution lies in scaling up the smaller, successful programmes.
Automating systems for disclosure may be the best option to strengthen transparency.