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Demographics and FDI: Lessons from China's One-Child Policy

Lucas (1990) argues that the neoclassical adjustment process fails to explain the relative paucity of FDI inflows from rich to poor countries. In this paper we consider a natural experiment: using China as the treated country and India as the control, we show that the dynamics of the relative FDI...

John Donaldson, Christos Koulovatianos, Jian Li, Rajnish Mehra
Jan 2018
A Pilot Impact Assessment of the Digital-India Land Records Modernisation Programme - Himachal Pradesh

This report focuses on assessing the performance of the Digital India-Land Records Modernisation Programme (DI-LRMP) scheme in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the achievement exhibited by the state in computerising and modernising land records. It is part of a study in which pilot impact...

Deepak Sanan, D.B. Gupta, Prerna Prabhakar
Nov 2017
A Pilot Impact Assessment of the Digital-India Land Records Modernisation Programme

This is the overall synthesis report of the pilot impact assessments of the Digital India-Land Records Modernisation Programme (DI-LRMP) scheme carried out by NCAER in Himachal Pradesh, NIPFP in Rajasthan, and IGIDR in Maharashtra. It presents the overall policy and programme design...

Deepak Sanan, D.B. Gupta, Prerna Prabhakar
Nov 2017
The NCAER State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI 2017)

The NCAER State Investment Potential Index 2017 (N-SIPI 2017) is the second edition in the annual series of rankings of states on their growth and investment potential. It is a systematic and evidence-based index that assesses the competitiveness of states on 50 parameters grouped under six broad...

Indira Iyer, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Anjali Tandon, Tarujyoti Buragohain, Anusha Avyukt, Prerna Prabhakar, Anupma Mehta, Asrar Alam
Jul 2017
Building Synergies: Matching Business Reforms to Improved 'Ease of Doing Business'

The study explores ground-level realities linked with initiatives on tax administration, construction permits, transparency, compliance with environmental and labour laws and regulations, and inspection reforms. For this NCAER undertook two special purpose surveys covering state-level officials and...

Anushree Sinha, A C Kulshreshtha, Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Pallavi Choudhuri, K Subbaraje Urs, Sumit Aggarwal, Gurpriya Sadana, Supreet Kaur, Mihir Milind Wadekar, Poonam Dhawan, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Anupma Mehta
Apr 2017
Post-launch Survey Report of IRDAI's Insurance Awareness Campaigns (2010-2015)

This NCAER report presents findings of a survey carried out in 2015 across 30 states and Union Territories (UTs) in both rural and urban areas to evaluate the effectiveness of IRDAI’s nation-wide awareness campaigns and a special initiative in Tripura. The study compares current findings on...

Anushree Sinha, Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Ramamani Sundar, Avantika Prabhakar, Radhika Piplani, Yashpal, Jyoti Yadav, Poonam Dhawan, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Anupma Mehta
Feb 2017
Agricultural Outlook and Situation Analysis Reports

The NCAER 2017 Rabi Outlook Report provides a comprehensive assessment of the current availability of inputs, monsoon rainfall, demand conditions in domestic and global markets, and government policies, all of which are likely to impact this year's Rabi crop. The work underlying the Report has been...

Rajesh Chadha, Ayyapasore Govindan, Laxmi Joshi, V. P. Ahuja, Charu Jain, Tarujyoti Buragohain
Feb 2017
Reports on Regional Tourism Satellite Account, 2009-10: Phase III

This is the third and final in a series of reports that NCAER has prepared on detailed tourism satellite accounts for the states and Union Territories of India. This study was commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism in the Government of India in 2013 to compile Regional Tourism Satellite Account for...

Nov 2016
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