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  • India and Australia: Pathways to A Strong Trading Future

    A Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between Australian and India is an opportunity for both countries to grow and prosper in the coming decades with aligned economic and trade interests. The CECA negotiations, which are currently underway, aim at liberalising trade in goods and services besides creating a level-playing field to boost investments. Also, other...   Read More

  • Dialogue on Land, Conflict and Investment Risks in India

    Unclear Property Rights and Records put Investment in India's Manufacturing and Infrastructure Sectors, and its Financial Sector at Risk With over 93% of natural resource development in emerging economies at risk for land conflict, the global land investment experience has key lessons for India India’s growing energy, industry, and development needs require a substantial transformation...   Read More

  • State of the Economy Seminar August 2015

    NCAER’s annual model predicts that GDP growth rate (GDP market prices at 2011–12 prices) will grow at 7.5 per cent for 2015–16. NCAER Team presented the Quarterly Review of the Economy at a seminar held on August 18, 2015. The review covers the performance of the Economy in the first quarter of 2015-16 and forecast...   Read More

  • Report on “MGNREGA: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation”

    MGNREGA: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation, a report published by NCAER and University of Maryland was released at a function held at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.  The event organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, and UNDP India was presided by Dr Bibek Debroy, Member, NITI Aayog,...   Read More

  • The India Policy Forum Lecture 2015

    Economic Policies and Outcomes in India: A Retrospective The 2015 India Policy Forum Lecture by Professor Arvind Panagariya presented a  retrospective of how India’s economic policy framework has evolved over several decades and the outcomes this has produced. In a recent communication describing his plans for the Lecture, Panagariya has noted “…For the sake of...   Read More

  • The India Policy Forum 2015
    The India Policy Forum 2015
    14 Jul 2015 15 Jul 2015

    The India Policy Forum, in its 12th continuous year in 2015, is organized by NCAER in New Delhi in July every year in a long-running partnership with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Its objective is to promote rigorous empirical research on Indian economic policy with commissioned papers, an annual two-day conference leading to a...   Read More

  • Digital India Campaign-Scope and Challenges

    Digitization of India will not only increase the efficiency of the government and public sector but also bring about huge democratization of the economy´’ believes Prof. Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz. In his ‘’brainstorming’’ session with the research fellows and the director general of NCAER Dr Shekhar Shah, Prof. Singh reviewed a presentation...   Read More

  • Investor-friendly India: The Way Forward

    Interest in India is substantially on the rise in Japan, with India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign and reciprocal visits by Prime Minister Modi and Abe. The number of Japanese companies entering India has gone up by 15 percent in the past year. Building on this momentum, India and Japan have set ambitious goals.  Under the...   Read More

  • The Asian Century Lectures

    Good governance and strong institutions are key enabling elements of sustainable growth.  Rule of law, predictability and accountability are fundamental bedrocks of good governance, which in turn are necessary conditions for good development, and will be the main focus of this lecture. At the same time, Asia’s growth will not be sustainable if it is...   Read More

  • Looking East: India and the East Asian Policy Experience

    Land Acquisition As the debate over India’s new Land Acquisition Bill rages in public and in Parliament, NCAER organised a very timely conversation on Land Acquisition, the first of NCAER’s new Looking East series of live, practitioner conversations by video with key East Asian policymakers, scholars, and analysts.  Dr Ir Wahyu Utomo, Special Expert to the Coordinating Minister...   Read More