• Implement Digital Direct Benefit Transfers: A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India

    Both the central and state governments in India operate a vast array of cash and in-kind transfers to protect its poor. But these social protection schemes often suffer from substantial leakages and poor targeting, distort market functioning by subsidising prices and thereby impose significant fiscal stress without commensurate social benefits. India is seeking to port...   Read More

  • India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

    A collaboration between NCAER and the Univeristy of Maryland, the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) was designed to complement existing Indian surveys by bringing together a wide range of indicators in a single survey. Unlike single-topic surveys, the IHDS collects data on different dimensions of human development like education, caste, gender relations and infrastructure. This...   Read More

  • Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12) (IHDS-I and II) 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

  • Analysis of Value of Urban Land Based on Trends and Patterns in the prices of land

    The underlying rationale of the study is to identify the determinants of land values in the NCT of Delhi. The study, apart from using standard statistical tools, would undertake several case studies to develop a better understanding of the determinants of spatial and inter-temporal variations of land values.

  • Cost of Customised Weather and Marine Services: A study for Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI

    The Ministry of Earth Science has been providing weather / climate related forecasts on land and oceans through its constituent units namely the National Centre for Ocean Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). This study aims to estimate the cost incurred in producing user-wise customized forecasts of...   Read More

  • Assessment Study on Green Jobs Potential in India

    The overall objective of this study is to develop a Green Sector Input-Output (IO) table for India for the year 2009-10 and derive the IO coefficient and Leontief matrix. The exercise will make use of output and employment multipliers of various “green” sectors in India (Wind Energy, Watershed Development, Forestry & Environment and Metro Rail...   Read More

  • Study on Functioning of Targeted Public Distribution System in Six States

    Study on Functioning of Targeted Public Distribution System in Six States The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Targeted Public Distribution System on target groups with respect to selected indicators. System evaluation and beneficiary level evaluation are part of the study. The survey will be conducted in six states;...   Read More

  • Preparing Model EPC Contract for the Dedicated Freight Corridor

    To moderate and balance the complexities of the Planning Commission document on the Engineering and Procurement Contract (EPC). There is a lack of coordination with respect to the areas linked to (1) civil works, (2) electrical/mechanical portion and (3) signalling. The basic purpose of this document is to combine all these areas into a unified...   Read More

  • Study on Impact of Investment in the Housing Sector on GDP and Employment in Indian Economy

    The study aims to update and substantiate the findings of the July 2000 report of the same title. The study will assess on a broad basis, the inter-linkages between housing, construction and construction materials and to the extent practicable, the real estate development sectors, drawing inferences on the drivers of growth and key points on...   Read More

  • Study on India’s Trade Preference Scheme for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa

    This study aims to provide a simulation analysis of the trade preference scheme specified by India to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa on the basis of plausible alternative scenarios for an enhanced and expanded duty-free scheme, and to produce a report, written in a style accessible to a non-technical audience, with appropriate recommendations.

  • Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts for all States of India

    The aim of the study is to prepare a set of 10 comprehensive tourism-specific tables/accounts, based on international guidelines. These tables will help in estimating the contribution of tourism to the 35 states and UTs of the Indian economy in terms of GDP and the employment it generates. The indirect contribution, using the input-output model,will...   Read More

  • Under Nutrition and Public Policy in India

    The overall objective of the project is to synthesize and, where needed, re-analyse existing research to inform and influence current debates on food and nutritional security in India. It will study existing research and commission new analysis to understand the issue of malnutrition and the barriers in the achievement of food and nutritional security in...   Read More

  • Evaluation Study on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

    The objectives of the project were threefold: (1) to assess the implementation process, flow of funds, quality of assets, coverage of scheme, impact on livelihood, convergence issues, migration issues, extension of scheme to urban areas, record maintenance, capacity of implementing authorities, norms followed and involvement of PRIs; (2) to examine post construction maintenance aspects, different...   Read More

  • Analysis of Border Regions Competitiveness and Connectivity in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

    The goal in this paper is to correct growing regional imbalances within India. One way of doing that was to integrate some of the more remote border areas with neighboring areas in other countries. Darjeeling borders Illam and Jhapa, the centres of tea production in Nepal. In Rangpur division of Bangladesh, Panchagarh district produces tea...   Read More

  • Evaluation of e-Courts Mission Mode Project

    The main objective of the study is to assess the level of computersitaion of district and Taluka courts in India covered under the e-Courts project. This includes assessment of the ICT deployment of hardware & LAN components, utilisation of hardware & LAN components, assessment of Case Information System (CIS) application roll out and readiness for...   Read More

  • Enhancing the Scope and Quality of Indian FDI Statistics

    This study is targeted at bringing the focus of high-level policy attention on the urgent need to revamp India’s FDI statistical system for an accurate view of Foreign Direct Investment inflows a / outflows and their impact. The study will achieve the following objectives: Strengthening FDI data frameworks in adherence to international conventions. Streamlining structural...   Read More

  • The National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure

    The National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE), also titled “Living in India Survey”, is aimed at capturing the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Indian households, with a particular focus on income expenditure, savings and debt, and other aspects of household life in India. These include amenities and dwelling details, water usage, health, remote...   Read More

  • Macro-Econometric Modelling for India Incorporating Accounting of Centre-State Fiscal Systems for Finance Commission, GOI

    Macro-Econometric Modelling for India Incorporating Accounting of Centre-State Fiscal Systems for Finance Commission, GOI The study will prepare a macro-fiscal framework for medium term projections and simulations of alternative scenarios keeping in view the issues that need to be addressed by the Finance Commission in light of Commission’s Terms of Reference.

  • Food Grain Stocking Policy for India

    Pending legislation, which will guarantee access by the poor to a specified quantity of food grains, the National Food Security Bill stands to have a major impact on the food grain stocking policy in India. The Bill mentions cash transfers and issuing food coupons to eligible families. However, no concrete steps have been spelled out...   Read More

  • Comprehensive Study of the Cement Sector

    The objectives of the study are to assess the contributions of the cement sector to economic growth and nation building and analyze how recent developments in government policies (including tax structure) and the economic environment are affecting the cement market in terms of capacity and demand. The study takes into account consumption trends in the...   Read More

  • Collection of Data on Housing Property Prices in Selected Cities 2012-13

    Collection of data on prices of residential properties in 26 selected cities on a semi-annual basis for the construction of a housing property index, RESIDEX. The data are collected, reviewed, and provided to NHB for the construction of the index    

  • Preparation of Standard Bidding Documents

    DFCCI is engaged in developing dedicated railway freight corridors and as part of this endeavour it has decided to carry out the bidding process and requested NCAER to prepare the bidding documents    

  • Kerala Perspective Plan 2030

    The Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 (KPP) is a State Board of Planning initiative that will serve as the basis for implementation of a series of initiatives aimed at fostering sustained growth of the economy. These initiatives will facilitate the Kerala economy to leapfrog and catch up with high income countries. It is organised into three...   Read More

  • Telecom Sector in India: A Decadal Profile

    The telecommunications sector plays an increasingly important role in the Indian economy.  It contributes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), generates revenue for the government and creates employment. The report presents the evolution of the telecommunications sector in India in the decade between 2001 and 2011.  The total number of telephone subscribers has grown at a...   Read More

  • Third Handloom Census

    The objective of the Handloom Census is to build a reliable database of the handloom sector in order to understand the differential impact of policies by planners and policy-makers on the handloom sector. The first two rounds of the census in 1987-88 and 1995 were conducted by the government with NCAER serving as the nodal...   Read More