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The 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017
January 27, 2017, New Delhi
India Policy Forum 2017
July 11-12, 2017
The India Policy Forum 2016
New Delhi, July 12-13, 2016
Release of India Policy Forum 2015-16 Volume
New Delhi, July 12, 2016
The Fourth C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2016
Raghuram Rajan, New Delhi, January 29, 2016
The 16th Neemrana Conference
Neemrana, Rajasthan
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the New NCAER Centre
New Delhi, July 27, 2013

Past Events

How has COVID-19 impacted households in Odisha & Uttar Pradesh?
January 22, 2021
For this webinar, NCAER hosted NCAER Fellow Prabir Kumar Ghosh and NCAER’s collaborators at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, Barbara McPake, Ajay Mahal and Sumit Kane. The discussion was moderated by NCAER Director General, Shekhar Shah. In this webinar NCAER released findings from Part 2 its longitudinal household telephone survey on the pandemic’s impact on households in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

  
Round 4: Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey
January 20, 2021
NCAER hosted Sonalde Desai and Santanu Pramanik from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the results of Round 4 of its Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS-4) launched on December 23, 2020 and completed on January 4, 2021. NCAER Director General Shekhar Shah moderated the discussion.

  
Second Workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
January 20, 2021
NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit’s hosted second of the series of five workshops on Investor Education and Protection with financial regulators. This session, focusing on insurance sector, was held virtually and was attend by over 40 participants.


Looking beyond the Pandemic: Winning Quality Healthcare for every Indian
January 7, 2021
As the world changes calendars after a grim, tumultuous year, Indians have been greeted with the welcome news of two domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines nearing emergency approval. If ever humankind needed reminding that healthcare is central to all economic and social wellbeing, 2020 certainly achieved that. Countries that had robust healthcare systems, and these were not necessarily the world’s richest countries, fared much better than others.


The Challenge of Vaccinating a Billion Indians: How to meet it?
December 29, 2020
The world is on the brink of winning the fastest vaccine race in history. As of this writing, two mRNA vaccines have been approved for emergency use in some countries and are being administered. An end to the Coronavirus pandemic appears to be in sight. But questions loom about large countries like India being able to buy, distribute and deliver the vaccine in an orderly and equitable way. And larger questions are emerging about the differential vaccine access between high-income countries and others, despite attempts by WHO and the Global Vaccine Alliance GAVI to build distribution protocols that are fair.

     
First workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
December 28, 2020
NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit’s organized the first of its series of five workshops on Investor Education and Protection with financial regulators. This session, focusing on the securities markets, was held virtually and was attended by more than 60 participants.

     
The NCAER 2020–21 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy
December 21, 2020
NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research, presented the 2020-21 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy on December 21, 2020, in cooperation with the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The NCAER Mid-Year Review (MYR) carries on the tradition started by Dr Malcolm Adisheshiah at the IIC in 1976. The NCAER macro team led by NCAER Distinguished Fellow Sudipto Mundle presented its latest analysis of the economic situation and its growth forecasts to an audience of policymakers, analysts, and others. More than 270 participants registered for the webinar which was also live streamed.

  
Inaugural workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
December 16, 2020
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Microscope Report on Financial Inclusion ranks India as one of the most conducive countries for financial inclusion. This was made achievable by India’s commitment under the 2014 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana that expands financial services to every unbanked household, especially to the poor and the underprivileged.

     
INDIA LAND FORUM 2020
November 24, 2020
New Delhi (Tuesday, November 27, 2020): The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) organised the first India Land Forum 2020 (ILF 2020) during November 24-27. Subtitled “Data-driven Research & Evidence for Land Policy in India”, the four-day, virtual ILF 2020 featured original papers on India by land researchers and NCAER’s own research based on a unique, state-wise data set that NCAER has put together in compiling the N-Land Records and Services Index released in February, 2020.

     
Who owns my property? Prindex: Measuring property rights globally, what can India learn
October 12, 2020
NCAER hosted Malcolm Childress of the Global Land Alliance and Anna Locke of the Overseas Development Institute to share the findings of their just–released Prindex global assessment of perceived tenure security. To discuss the implications of the Prindex findings for India and the country’s own, long-standing quest for more secure property and land rights, they were joined by Jagdeesh Rao Puppala of the Foundation for Ecological Security, Pranab Ranjan Choudhury of the Center for Land Governance, and Shashanka Bhide of NCAER. Shekhar Shah, NCAER’s Director General, moderated the discussion.

  
Improving Learning in India's Private Schools: How to Do It?
October 6, 2020
NCAER and CSF hosted Ashish Dhawan, Founder and Chairman, CSF, to present the CSF Report’s main findings. Ashish Dhawan, a distinguished panel of Karthik Muralidharan, NCAER Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Tata Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, San Diego, and Farzana Afridi, Associate Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, joined the discussion about the pathways to private school reform in India. The session was moderated by NCAER Director General Shekhar Shah.

  
NCAER's Quarterly Review of the Economy, Q2:2020-21
September 25, 2020
As India’s Covid-19 case count crosses five-million and its daily new positive cases came close to a lakh on September 11, the virus is deepening its impact on the daily lives of people and on the economy. India’s cumulative caseload has now become the world’s second-largest. At the same time, many feel that there is no choice but to prioritise reopening the economy and accept the risk of surging infections.

     
How has COVID-19 impacted households in Odisha & Uttar Pradesh?
July 21, 2020
In the latest in its series of rapid telephone surveys to gauge the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, NCAER polled 2,068 households in four districts in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh (Districts Bargarh and Dhenkanal in Odisha and Chandauli and Firozabad in UP) during June 9-18, 2020, the second week of the so-called Unlock 1.

  
Round 3: NCAER'S Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey: From Lockdowns to Lifting Restrictions
July 4, 2020
NCAER hosted Sonalde Desai and Santanu Pramanik from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the results of Round 3 of its rapid response Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS-3) launched on June 15 and completed on June 23. NCAER Director General Shekhar Shah moderated the discussion. DCVTS-3 builds on DCVTS-1, fielded during April 3-6 (results released April 12), and DCVTS-2, fielded April 23-26 (results released May 1).

  
JUNE UPDATE: Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020-21:Q1 in Coronavirus times
June 25, 2020
India is reopening its economy even as infections surge. The cost of remaining closed has proved to be just too great. From one of the most stringent lockdowns in the world imposed at short notice in March when India had registered some 500 positive cases, the country is rapidly easing restrictions when the peak still seems far and total infections to date have crossed well beyond the 400,000 mark and are growing.

  
Recover & Shield: An Indian Roadmap for Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic?
May 23, 2020
Social distancing has been adopted worldwide to combat the Coronavirus. Are the returns to social distancing the same in India as in other, higher-income countries? Is the dilemma of balancing lives and livelihoods for India the same as that for richer nations? Going forward, should India be chalking out a more distinctive, data-driven, urgent roadmap for recovery built on its social realities and on what we are learning about the virus?

  
Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020:1Q in Coronavirus times
May 15, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has wrapped practically every person living in India in an unheard-of health, humanitarian and economic crisis. The pandemic came late to India. The Indian government responded with a tough lockdown starting March 25. The lockdown has flattened the Coronavirus curve and pushed out its peak. But it has hit poorer Indians and migrants hard as Indian cities began haemorrhaging jobs and workers. The images of migrants walking home hundreds of kilometres has revealed the fault lines in the economy and society.

  
Round 2: NCAER's Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey
May 1, 2020
NCAER hosted Sonalde Desai and Santanu Pramanik from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the early results of Round 2 of its rapid response Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS-2) launched on April 23, 2020, and completed on April 26. The discussion was moderated by NCAER Director General, Shekhar Shah. The Round 2 DCVTS builds on DCVTS-1, which was fielded during April 3 to 6, 2020. The DCVTS-1 results were released on April 12, 2020.

     
India & the Coronavirus: How to protect and rebuild the economy
April 30, 2020
As we approach May 3rd and the end of the second lockdown in India, and as the reported Covid-19 case-load and the number of daily new cases appear to be declining, attention is increasingly turning to the need for rapid action on the economy to protect livelihoods and enterprises, including the most vulnerable MSMEs that provide employment for the majority of India’s labour force.


India & the Coronavirus: Towards a safe, sensible, and clear exit strategy to allow us to rebuild the economy
April 22, 2020
The Great Lockdown has taken the global economy to the brink of its deepest recession since World War II. As India copes with its own, largest lockdown in human history, the cost to our economy continues to mount even as the Coronavirus curve is surely being flattened and its peak pushed out.


India and the Coronavirus: Averting economic collapse and building economic resilience--What are the fiscal options?
April 15, 2020
In the third of its webinar series on the Coronavirus, NCAER hosted Arvind Subramanian, and Devesh Kapur to talk about their ideas on how to pay for the massive increases in public expenditure needed to shield the Indian economy and the millions of workers who have lost their jobs and incomes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


First Results: NCAER's Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey
April 14, 2020
NCAER hosted a webinar by Sonalde Desai, Santanu Pramanik, and Dinesh Tiwari from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the results of its rapid response representative telephone survey in the Delhi NCR. The survey launched on April 3, 2020, 10 days after the lockout started was completed on April 6, 2020. The discussion attended by over 150 participants was moderated by Shekhar Shah.

  
India & the Coronavirus: Modelling the Trajectory of Covid-19
April 10, 2020
NCAER hosted Professor Bhramar Mukherjee from the University of Michigan and members of the COV-IND-19 Study Group at its first NCAER Coronavirus Briefings Webinar to examine the threat to India posed by the Coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

  
Release of the first edition of NCAER Land Record Services Index (N-LRSI)
February 27, 2020
NCAER, released its new Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2020), on Thursday, 27th February, 2020. The N-LRSI assesses the extent of digitisation of land records and the quality of these land records in the States and UTs of India. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu emerged as the top States in the N-LRSI 2020.

        
Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in India: 2011-2018
February 17, 2020
NCAER hosted a seminar by Dr Surjit S. Bhalla, Executive Director for India, Nepal and Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund, based on his joint paper with Karan Bhasin and Arvind Virmani, “Poverty, Inequality and Growth in India: 2011/12-2017/18.” Dr Sudipto Mundle, Distinguished Senior Fellow at NCAER, was the discussant. The seminar was attended by members of the NCAER Research Team, and invited guests from various eminent institutions across Delhi.


The 8th NCAER C. D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2020
February 13, 2020
Dr David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund delivered NCAER’s 8th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture. Held in NCAER’s new, world-class, T2 Conference Centre, the Lecture was attended by a distinguished audience including economists, civil servants, prominent media persons, industry analysts, and students

     
Immigration, Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement
January 13, 2020
NCAER hosted a book talk by Neeraj Kaushal, Professor of Social Policy at Columbia University, on her latest book, Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement (January 2019; Columbia University Press). Mr Sanjoy Hazarika, Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and Mr Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Senior Editor, Hindustan Times, offered their comments after the book talk. The seminar was attended by members of NCAER Research Team and invited guests.

  
The NCAER 2019-20 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy
November 16, 2019
NCAER presented the 2019-20 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy on November 16, 2019 in cooperation with the India International Centre (IIC). NCAER macro team led by NCAER Distinguished Fellow Sudipto Mundle presented its latest analysis of the economic situation and its growth forecasts to an audience of policy makers, policy commentators, and the business media.

     
How to leverage open government, research, and data to strengthen public policymaking in India
November 7, 2019
Around 100 participants from a diverse group of researchers, policymakers, civil society, representatives of international organizations and corporate sector attended this seminar co-hosted by NCAER and 3ie. The event was held in the new Conference Centre at NCAER offering world-class facilities. Participants working on development economics, impact evaluation and for the government as well as technology sector discussed on a variety of topics on how to leverage open government, data and research to strengthen public policymaking in India.

     
Quality of Care and the Bypassing of Primary Health Centers in India-Implications for Ayushman Bharat
October 10, 2019
NCAER hosted a seminar on “Quality of Care and the Bypassing of Primary Health Centers in India—Implications for Ayushman Bharat” with Krishna Dipankar Rao, Johns Hopkins University. Shailender Swaminathan, Principal Economist, Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development (LEAD), KREA University, was the discussant. The seminar was attended by members of the NCAER Research Team, and invited guests from various eminent institutions including, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Integrated Research and Action for Development, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, International Food Policy Research Institute, and IDinsight.

  
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