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  • Publication - Project Report

    Self help groups: Evidence from India

    23 Apr 2018 | Souvik Dutta, Abhirup Sarkar, Suraj Shekhar

  • Blog post

    Vocational training programs in India are leaving women behind, but this needn’t be the case

    Less than 25% of women are employed in their skilled job for more than three months and are also less likely to receive and accept job offers than men. Migration is a key constraint, with job location being a strong predictor of female outcomes. Skill India Many low- and middle-income countries have launched government-funded vocational training programmes to help youth...

    23 Feb 2018 | Charity Troyer Moore, Rohini Pande, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Blog post

    Reforming India’s energy market: Towards centralised production

    To improve efficiency and integrate renewable energy, a centralised economic dispatch model is recommended. A real-time energy market with gate closure should also be introduced. Such market reforms require robust market monitoring and surveillance. An energy market design that enables buyers to meet their energy requirements, while allowing sellers to adjust their...

    20 Feb 2018 | Sushanta Chatterjee

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Response of firms to listing: Evidence from SME exchanges

    6 Feb 2018 | Nidhi Aggarwal , Susan Thomas

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Urbanisation and India’s Slum Continuum: Evidence on the range of policy needs and scope of mobility

    1 Feb 2018 | Anirudh Krishna, Emily Rains, Erik Wibbels

  • Project

    Job portals and labour market frictions

    The constraints to the growth of medium-sized firms is a question of great policy relevance given their large role in the economies of developing countries. Academic research holds that the dearth of adequately skilled workers is an important factor limiting firm growth (IGC 2014). More recent empirical work (Hardy and McCasland, 2015) suggests that labour market frictions...

    24 Jan 2018 | Jeremy Magruder, Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie, Erin Kelley

  • Blog post

    Increasing investment and limiting default with flexible loan repayment

    A recent study conducted in India, reveals that a flexible repayment option improves borrowers’ business outcomes without undermining repayment rates. Lenders in developing countries need to adopt a more customised approach towards borrowers. Irregular income and flexible repayment Borrowers who have irregular incomes often find it hard to adhere to frequent, rigid...

    17 Jan 2018 | Giorgia Barboni, Parul Agarwal

  • Event

    The challenge of job creation in India

    About 83% of India’s labour force works in the unorganised sector. Most of these are low-productivity, low-income jobs. Fast economic growth over the last two decades has been driven by high-skilled service sectors  but unaccompanied by significant employment growth. India's Economic Survey indicates that creating jobs is the country's "central challenge". The process...

    18 December 2017

  • Blog post

    India's commodity tax system leads to low compliance

    Data on tax rates in India for the past fifteen years reveals how rates vary by state and product. This heterogeneity and volatility results in high compliance costs, inter-state distortions, and households substituting toward lower-tax products. Tax in India India’s commodity tax system is complex, with large variation across states, products and time. We document the...

    27 Nov 2017 | David R. Agrawal, Laura Zimmermann

  • Publication - Project Report

    Community origins of industrial entrepreneurship: Theory and historical evidence from India

    16 Nov 2017 | Bishnupriya Gupta, Dilip Mookherjee, Kaivan Munshi, Mario Sanclemente