11 July, 2018
India’s super-rich have grown at a staggering pace
Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, is quoted in The Guardian's long read on India's 'Billionaire Raj' by James Crabtree. Excerpts:
"Narendra Modi pledged to end a situation in which the country’s ultra-wealthy – sometimes called “Bollygarchs” – appeared to li...
06 July, 2018
Vivek Dehejia Speaks on Business Reforms at the South Asia Conclave in New Delhi
Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia spoke on a panel on business reforms at the South Asia Conclave, organised by the Oxford University Press, in New Delhi. Other panelists included T.N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard and Kanta Murali, co-editor of the book, Business and Politic...
17 March, 2018
Reuben Abraham was part of a panel on the skills needed in the workplace of the future, at GESF 2018
Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute, was part of a panel that discussed "What skills will the workplace of 2030 need and how do we get them?", at GESF 2018, held in Dubai in March 2018. The panel included Neil Carberry, Managing director, people & infrastructure, Conf...
16 February, 2018
Mumbai's Rent Control Problem
This Mint article quotes Junior Fellow Vaidehi Tandel's paper (with Shirish Patel, Sahil Gandhi, Abhay Pethe and Kabir Agarwal) on rent control. Excerpts:
"In a 2015 paper, Decline Of Rental Housing In India: The Case Of Mumbai, Vaidehi Tandel, Shirish Patel, Sahil Gandhi, Ab...
29 August, 2017
Press Release by NITI Aayog about the Ease of Doing Business Report's Methodology
The NITI Aaoyog has issed a clarification regarding the Ease of Doing Business Report launched on August 28, 2017.
"In recent years, there has been tremendous progress in easing various processes related to doing business. This has been verified by the World Bank... It is important to ...
28 August, 2017
The Ease of Doing Business Report
The Ease of Doing Business Report, due to release on Monday 28th August 2017, is based on a survey done on 3,500 manufacturing firms in 2016. The survey finds that labor regulations are a bigger constraint for labor intensive firms. Citing examples, the survey also says that compared with other...
28 June, 2016
Watch Vivek Dehejia Discuss the NITI Aayog/IDFC Institute Survey on Ease of Doing Business
Last week, IDFC Institute Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia spoke to the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka on the NITI Aayog/IDFC Institute enterprise survey that seeks to assess the regulatory environment for manufaturing enterprises in individual Indian states. He spoke to t...
24 May, 2016
Fixing India’s Labour Law Cholesterol
Advisory Board member, Manish Sabharwal writes in this World Bank blog that changing the ways that India’s benefits regimes are funded would be the most impactful way to reform the country’s labour market.
"When people think of labour law reform in India they tend to think of the l...
16 November, 2015
Bankruptcy reforms in India: How they affect the India's Doing Business ranking
In a recent post published in Ajay Shah's blog, Rajeswari Sengupta discusses how the draft bill proposed by the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee (BLRC) would change India's "Resolving Insolvency" score in the World Bank's Doing Business Index.
The BLRC recently released its report...
01 September, 2015
Five States Account for More than Half of India's Factory Jobs
In this Mint article, the author states some fascinating figures about India's factory jobs. He writes "Just five states—Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka—account for 56% of factory jobs in the country. The share of the top five states has not changed much ...