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

    A Report on Chronic and Acute Problems of Adults, Women and Children The world lacks credible indicators of health system functionality that can be used at multiple levels, from comparing international performance to evaluating localised health service interventions for their health system impact. Three types of indicators are used to measure progress towards Universal Health...   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

  • 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

  • Macroeconomic Modelling of Emerging Scenarios for India’s Twelfth Five Year Plan

    The objective of this project is to analyze three alternative growth scenarios for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–13 to 2016–17). These three scenarios present the expected GDP growth rates of the Indian economy under various policy actions and institutional and regulatory frameworks. The updated macro econometric model developed at NCAER was used to provide...   Read More

  • Third Party Evaluation of regulatory performance of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)

    A periodic evaluation of the performance of Statutory Regulatory Authorities (SRAs) is necessary to ascertain the quality of their governance arrangements, and the processes and procedures they use in the execution of statutory functions. Primarily, such evaluations allow the regulator to improve institutional capabilities and showcase their efforts in building professional competence and an enabling...   Read More

  • An Integrated Modelling Approach for Assessing the Macroeconomic Costs and Benefits of Low Carbon Pathways

    An Integrated Modelling Approach for Assessing the Macroeconomic Costs and Benefits of Low Carbon Pathways Incorporating specific strategies for achieving defined carbon emission reduction goals in the economic development agenda is crucial for India, given its development imperatives and consequences of its choice to the world. Choice of specific strategies in this context will have...   Read More

  • Impact of Taxation on Auto Sales

    Impact of Taxation on Auto Sales The objective of the study is to estimate the impact of tax rates on automobile sales and tax revenue. This study will include the following: (i) estimation of price and tax elasticity of demand for auto industry including passenger vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and commercial vehicles; (ii) study of taxation...   Read More

  • NCAER Gig Economy Initiative

    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...   Read More

  • The Taper This Time

    On November 3, 2021, the Federal Open Market Committee announced that it would reduce the scale of its asset purchases by $15 billion a month starting immediately. Do emerging markets, such as India, need to prepare for a replay of the taper tantrum of 2013? We show that emerging markets, including India, have strengthened their...   Read More

  • White Paper on Farm Mechanisation in India

    NCAER will prepare a white paper that will focus on recommendations for creating an industrial and trade Policy to make India a powerhouse in the farm machinery sector. The overall objective of this paper is to recommend policymakers, key strategic actions to be taken to foster the growth of the Farm Machinery Industry (other than...   Read More

  • Contribution to Overall Employment by the Auto industry: Jobs and Skills

    The present proposal is intended to study the contribution of the automobile sector to the overall quantity and quality of Indian employment in the auto industry. This study is being sponsored by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. The specific objectives of the project are to estimate contribution of both direct employment in the manufacturing sector...   Read More

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