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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Shrayana Bhattacharya

The writer is an economist and author of ‘Desperately Seeking Shahrukh’ (forthcoming by Zubaan Books)

The Learning State: How information becomes insight
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

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.

The Solutions State: Why the digital needs the human
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

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.

Poverty to vulnerability: Rethinking social protection
Mon, Mar 04, 2019

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.

Raj and Simran, a subversive story
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

DDLJ-discouraged-dissent argument misunderstands ways in which we resist and express disagreement in everyday, ordinary lives.

Risk as welfare
Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Food versus cash debates obscure questions of financing and design of an effective social protection strategy.

Not just about getting things done
Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Effective implementation of time-bound guarantees is also about getting citizens to update their beliefs and expectations about the state

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