• Macroeconomic implications of energy transition pathway

    COP28 emphasized that transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems is required in a just, orderly and equitable manner. Green transition is an imminent pressure on the economy as the global community is facing the challenge of sustainability, energy security and environmental protection. The target to achieve low carbon development growth for India requires...   Read More

  • Impact on Revenue Enhancement of ULBs/ SPV through implementation of various Smart Cities Project (Competitive and cooperative federalism)

    Under the aegis of “Smart Cities and Academia towards Action & Research (SAAR)” program, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) directorate has started a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country for impact assessment for the experiments done in the Smart Cities. One of these...   Read More

  • Impact of Aadhaar Enrolment and Updation Ecosystem on Individuals

    The scope of the study is focused on studying the demand and supply-sides implications of the policies / guidelines issued in Aadhaar enrolment and updation eco-system. NCAER will study the impact of new policies/guidelines of the Aadhaar Enrolment and Update Ecosystem, upon individuals seeking to enrol Aadhaar number or have enroled in the last two...   Read More

  • National Skill Gap Study for High Growth Sectors

    The study aims at undertaking a comprehensive demand side analysis incorporating an in-depth assessment of select high priority sectors to arrive at the demand (and incremental demand) estimates with respect to sectors and key job roles. A dynamic framework for skill demand assessment that can be regularly updated to forecast skill needs in alignment with...   Read More

  • Whether Skilling Centers in Smart Cities could enhance skills and thus employability

    Under the aegis of “Smart Cities and Academia towards Action & Research (SAAR)” program, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) directorate has started a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country for impact assessment for the experiments done in the Smart Cities. One of these experiments...   Read More

  • State Brief: Gujarat   Op-ed: How Can Gujarat Defy the Middle-Income Trap?

  • Health Seeking Pathways in Four Indian States (4IS)

    This study aims to provide an understanding of health seeking behaviour in two States with low levels of health system development: Odisha and Uttar Pradesh; and two with higher levels of health system development: Maharashtra and Punjab’. The study sheds light on the questions of out-of-pocket spending, catastrophic health expenditure and distress financing, and treatment...   Read More

  • India’s Debt Dilemma

    India was an outlier on fiscal outcomes pre-pandemic, before drifting further in the high debt direction during COVID. High levels of debt limit the resources available for other priorities such as health, education and climate change abatement. At the same time, there is no immediate crisis of debt sustainability: institutional factors limit rollover risk, and...   Read More

  • Telecom Sector External Profile

    The twin objectives of the study entitled “Telecom Sector External Profile” are: To map the external profile of the telecom manufacturing sector and; To understand the opportunities and challenges that this sector faces in becoming a global hub. The study will be implemented in two phases: Phase I What is the telecom sector? Telecom sector...   Read More

  • Building a Socio-economic Model for India for Developing a Low-carbon Pathway for India

    The Government of India announced a net-zero target to be achieved by 2070 and various ambitious short-term climate goals to be achieved by 2030 during the recent Conference of Parties-26 (COP-26) in Glasgow. However, the impact of energy transition on socio-economic aspects needs to be comprehensively understood. The policy intervention for achieving a low-carbon pathway...   Read More

  • Impact of Aadhaar on GDP

    The UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 states that by 2030, all countries must provide legal identity for all their citizens, including birth registration. India launched its own digital identity in 2009. Since then, approximately, 95 per cent of India’s population has been enrolled with Aadhaar. The Aadhaar is universal in nature, i.e. there are no...   Read More

  • Priorities for the G20 Finance Track

    Emerging markets and developing economies are currently facing major challenges from global shocks including: a slowdown in global growth; food and energy price increases; decline in risk appetite of international investors; unsustainable debts in low-income countries; and ongoing climate risks. National policies have not sufficed to meet these challenges. Efforts at the national level must...   Read More

  • Decoding National-level Low-carbon Pathways at the State Level

    The Indian sub-continent showcases significant variations in terms of natural resources, capital and labour productivity, access to energy sources, and production methods. The entire geographical expanse of India falls under 15 agro-climatic zones, which are likely to be affected differently due to the impending climate change. Given these variations in agricultural, manufacturing, and energy production...   Read More

  • Evaluation Study of Equity Support to India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited

    As an innovative vehicle, the India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) was set up in 2006 as a non-banking finance company fully owned by the Government. IIFCL was allowed to raise funds from domestic and overseas markets on the strength of sovereign guarantees to keep borrowing costs low. Moreover, such borrowings did not have to...   Read More

  • Monthly Review of Economy

    In the Review, we summarise the economic and policy developments in India; monitor global developments of relevance to India; and showcase the pulse of the economy through an analysis of high-frequency indicators and the heat map. See the previous issues:

  • Planning for Economic Recovery of South Asia from COVID-19- “Strengthening General Equilibrium Modelling Capacity in India”

    NCAER will partner with ADB to build cutting-edge CGE modelling capacity in India in collaboration with the world’s leading CGE centers. Building on past CGE work and existing modelling capacity, the research institute will build dynamic, quarterly, and regional model variants to serve the policymaking community with economic policy simulations that enable better policy, program...   Read More

  • A Study on Evaluation of Price Stabilization Fund and Price Support Scheme

    The present evaluation study will evaluate the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) and Price Support Scheme (PSS) schemes through a Primary survey to assess how these schemes are meeting the objective. This Evaluation study will cover Onion and five Pulses (namely Moong, Masur, Gram, Toor and Urad) to evaluate these schemes.

  • Designing and proposing the revised fares for the L&T Metro Operations in Hyderabad

    The Concessionaire set the initial fare structure of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR), and any subsequent fare revision needs to be approved by a Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) appointed by the Government of India. The purpose of the study is to arrive at a revised fare structure for Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR). Study will conduct passenger...   Read More

  • Privatization of Public Sector Banks in India: Why, How and How Far

    Banks play a critical role in economic growth. In India, the banking sector, dominated by public sector banks (PSBs), has underserved the economy and their stakeholders. The under-performance of PSBs has persisted despite several policy initiatives during the past decade. Meanwhile, private banks have further improved their performance and have gained significant market share. In...   Read More

  • India Human Development Survey, Round 3 (IHDS-3)

    India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5), II (2011-12) and the present IHDS-III form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid...   Read More

  • Improving Economic Viability of Gaushalas for Production and Promotion of Bio-Fertilisers

    To devise innovative ways and policy to promote cattle economy and use of cow manure as bio-fertilizer and bio-energy especially for Gaushalas to convert cattle into economic assets and to explore Public Private Partnership model with various stakeholders including Gaushalas, Dairy cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organization for production of enriched solid and liquid bio-fertilizer and...   Read More

  • Study to Assess the Demand for the Fisheries Sector in India

    The major objective of this study is to assess the demand for fish across species in 24 states of India and project demand for the same until 2031. The primary survey has started and the result is yet to be analysed.

  • A Central Bank Digital Currency for India?

    We review arguments for CBDC issuance in India. These include facilitating payments, enhancing financial inclusion, enabling the central bank and government to retain control of the payments system, facilitating cross-border payments, reducing dependence on the dollar-dominated global payments system, providing an encompassing platform for digital financial innovation.  We then compare progress in India with other...   Read More

  • Slowdown of the Indian Economy during 2019-20:  An Enigma or an Anomaly

    In this paper, we analyze the deep and anomalous economic slowdown in 2019-20, when the Indian economy grew at a rate of 4 percent, the lowest in a decade. We argue that the slowdown was largely confined to one year, 2019-20. The growth rate in the prior years averaged at 7 percent a year, and...   Read More

  • International Comparative Study on Development of Strategic Framework for making the IFSC as a Re-insurance Hub

    The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) was established, as the financial regulator of the IFSCs. Within a short duration, IFSCA has undertaken a gamut of measures, including laying down a comprehensive regulatory framework for various financial services, with a focussed mandate of how to make GIFT IFSC a thriving financial hub. Becoming an offshore...   Read More

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