The writer is an economist and author of ‘Desperately Seeking Shahrukh’ (forthcoming by Zubaan Books)
Knowledge is not gathering mounds of information. It is processing that information and translating it into useable propositions that makes people and organisations learners. Two top development economists show the path to a genuine learning state.
Leveraging technology for effective program delivery poses unique challenges. Technology is a tool that requires a capable state to be effective; also, it creates new power asymmetries. Three well-known economists weigh in.
India is no longer largely chronically poor; it is now more unequal and vulnerable with pockets of deep poverty. Its future shared prosperity will depend to a large extent on how its social protection system evolves and catches up with its diversity and demography. World Bank economists weigh in.
DDLJ-discouraged-dissent argument misunderstands ways in which we resist and express disagreement in everyday, ordinary lives.
Food versus cash debates obscure questions of financing and design of an effective social protection strategy.
Effective implementation of time-bound guarantees is also about getting citizens to update their beliefs and expectations about the state