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Sensitivity of Work Participation Rates to Survey Design

This is the first of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre based on the findings from the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study. This particular Brief on employment outlines the challenges in measuring women’s work and demonstrates how different approaches of...

Neerad Deshmukh, Sonalde Desai, Santanu Pramanik, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari
Apr 2020
Identifying Binding Constraints to Agricultural Growth in Bihar

Given fund shortages, government can at best address one/two most important constraints for agricultural growth. Applying Hausmann growth diagonostic framework, we have attempted to identify binding constraints to agricultural growth in Bihar. We find that the poor functioning of agricultural...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
Sources of Crop Output Growth in Bihar: Implications for Policy Interventions

Bihar has a geographical area of 9.4 million hectares and fertile agricultural land spread across the Indo-Gangetic plains. The net cultivated area in the state accounted for about 57 per cent of the total reported geographical area during 2012-14. Over 70 per cent of rural workers depend on...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
Growth and Structural Transformation of Agriculture in Bihar

The economy of Bihar is dominated by agriculture, which contributes over a quarter of the state’s income and accounts for employment of about 70 per cent of the rural workforce. Hence, robust growth of the agriculture sector holds the key to the economic and social development of the state....

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
Principal Gaps in India's FDI Statistics: User Perspectives

This note summarises the findings of interviews with senior Indian policy-makers and FDI researchers to ascertain the adequacy of India’s FDI statistics in answering important FDI policy and research questions. The principal gaps identified are: lack of data on the operations of foreign firms in...

Premila Nazareth Satyanand
Mar 2015
What India's MPs Want to Know About Foreign Direct Investment

This note summarises the findings from NCAER’s analysis of the written questions on FDI that Members of Parliament (MPs) submitted in Parliament between 2 July 2009 and 21 February 2014. While the purpose of this analysis was to understand the types of FDI-related information MPs typically seek...

Premila Nazareth Satyanand
Mar 2015
Policy Brief: India Human Development

Will limiting rural employment guarantees to the 200 poorest districts improve targeting? Probably not. Results from the India Human Development Survey suggest that targeting districts is likely to be ineffective—and that it may be better to target households.

Sonalde Desai
Dec 2014
Macro Track January 2014

Content: 100 Days under MGNREGA-Reality or Myth?; Drivers of Poor Manufacturing Growth; Diaspora and Development through Business Networks; Healthcare in India: Challenges and Possibilities.

Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Anushree Sinha, Poonam Munjal, Amit Sharma, Seema Sangita, Sohini Paul
Jan 2014
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