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    IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for state effectiveness on Bihar

    An effective state with strong and inclusive institutions is a fundamental requirement for sustaining economic growth. The quality of governance and public service delivery can affect economic growth due to its impact on human capital, widening poverty, increasing inequality and corruption. It is agreed that there is a governance deficit in India and Bihar and while there...

    28 May 2021

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    The impact of COVID-19 in India and pathways to recovery

    The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has affected lives across the world and caused a massive economic shock. The situation in India is particularly dire, with a deadly second wave of infections sweeping across the country. Last year, India imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world to limit virus transmission, which led to severe economic losses and hardships for...

    5–7 May 2021

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    Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries

     You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries The planet had already warmed by around 1.2°C since pre-industrial times when the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This led to an unprecedented drop in human and economic activity and has...

    28 April 2021

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    IGC India event: Productive electricity use, supply quality and reform preferences in emerging economies

    The reliability and access to electricity remain a challenge across much of rural India despite rapidly growing grid electrification rates. Small and medium-sized firms represent one-third of businesses in low-income countries but are also the most vulnerable to bad electric supply. A study conducted in four rural Indian states found that only 65% of firms are connected to...

    26 April 2021

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    IGC India online event: Women in the economy

    In India women’s labour force participation stands at 20.79%, who are mostly engaged in the informal sector. A report by The Economists stated that only 7% of women in urban India have paid jobs. Existing barriers and challenges are inter-twined across work and household responsibilities and ranges across various factors such as the burden of unpaid care work, lack of job...

    12 March 2021