The programme seeks to research and highlight the socio-economic impact of platform work and platform companies in India. Depending on the sector, the platform economy model works differently. The current work program will focus on holistically studying the food delivery platform sector. The programme is split into 3 parts.
In Part 1 : We will study the socio-economic impact of food delivery platforms on workers
In Part 2: We will assesses the impact of food delivery platforms on restaurants & cloud kitchens
In Part 3: We will evaluate the systemic impact of food delivery platforms on economic output and labour market
NCAER launched a new NCAER research programme on the “Gig Economy”. The proposed programme seeks to holistically analyse the socio-economic impact of the platform economy in India. The research programme is divided into two phases. In the first phase, we will study the food delivery sector including delivery partners, restaurants and platform providers. In the... Read More
The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) organised an in-person event to launch its pioneering report, Socio-economic impact assessment of food delivery platform workers, on August 28. The objective of the report was to conduct a socio-economic impact assessment of food delivery platform workers. The issue of platform workers, especially those engaged in food... Read More
This report, the first output of a three-part research programme undertaken by NCAER extensively explores the socio-economic implications of workers engaged in the food delivery platform industry, shedding light on their employment patterns, incomes, and work environment. Parts two and three of the research programme reports, to be released subsequently, will evaluate the socio-economic impact... Read More
Opinion: Bornali Bhandari NITI Aayog’s effort though creditable has loose ends. PLFS should use 2015 worker classification and probe nature of contracts. At the outset NITI Aayog needs to be complimented for undertaking the onerous task of trying to estimate the number of gig workers. The report ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy: Perspectives and... Read More
Opinion: Bornali Bhandari Gautam Kumar Das Samarth Gupta Ajaya K Sahu & KS Urs In the platform economy workers function in a formalised realm but without benefits of tenure or welfare One of the research questions that the NITI Aayog report ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy: Perspectives and Recommendations on the Future of Work’ poses... Read More
Nivedita V talks to Bornali Bhandari, Professor at NCAER about the gig economy, highlighting differences between part-time and full-time workers, as well as workers in different cities. In this State of the Economy podcast, Nivedita discusses the world of gig workers and the challenges they face in obtaining social security. Joined by Professor Bornali Bhandari... Read More
Govindraj Ethiraj, financial journalist talks to Bornali Bhandari, Professor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. [04:21] Why are gig workers, including food delivery staff, graduate degree holders? What does this say about their mobility and the relative power of the degree? The NCAER a few weeks ago released a survey titled Socio Economic... Read More
Bornali Bhandari is a Professor at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focusing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently, she is engaged in a number of industry studies including automobiles, farm mechanisation, and digitisation. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability and... Read More
Ajaya Kumar Sahu is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. He is an Agricultural Economist by training. During his stay at the NCAER, he has worked on areas like poverty analysis, issues related to agriculture and rural development, labour and employment with special reference to quality of jobs and skills, public finance and analysis of price dynamics. ... Read More
K. Subbaraje Urs is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, with more than 34 years of experience in applied economic research, socio-economic and industrial research. His core areas of research are large-scale surveys, particularly in developing the survey instrument, calculating the sample size, and identifying gaps in primary and secondary data. He has worked on both... Read More
Karan Raj is working at NCAER as a Research Analyst. His primary research interest is in micro-econometrics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Christ (Deemed to be University) and Master’s degree from University of Warwick.
Nishika Pal is working as a Research Associate at NCAER. She qualified for the UGC NET examination in Economics in 2019. She has an MSc in Financial Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She contributed in index computation... Read More
Sharon Thomas is working as a Research Associate.
Poonam Dhawan is working as a Research Team Assistant at NCAER.