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Mapping India's GDP

There is currently no reliable quantification of the magnitude of the economic output of Indian cities. Such hard evidence is critical for severa...

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Mapping India's Urbanisation

Using satellite imagery and machine learning techniques, we analyse the level and form that urbanisation has taken across India over the last fou...

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NITI Aayog – IDFC Institute Enterprise...

India has achieved sustained high GDP growth rates without much help from the manufacturing sector. However, in recent years growth has faltered....

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Safety Trends And Reporting of Crime (SA...

A sound criminal justice system is required for ensuring the safety and well-being of citizens, and creating an enabling environment for market-b...

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Rule of Law in India: A Quest for Reason

Harish Narasappa and Somasekhar Sundaresan

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The Most Dangerous Place

Srinath Raghavan and Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

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Dialogues 2018

A series of closed-door policy hackathons

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The 15th Finance Commission and Economic Divergence

IDFC Institute CEO and Senior Fellow, Reuben Abraham, in conversation with Resident Senior Fellow,...

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