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Agricultural Growth Diagnostics for Bihar (India): Identifying the Binding Constraints and Policy Remedies

Agriculture plays a significant role in the economic development of the underdeveloped regions. Bihar in eastern India remains the poorest State despite the introduction of various policy reforms in the agricultural sector since the mid-2000s. We develop a growth diagnostics framework for the...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Sep 2021
Skilling India from the Ground up: Project Case Studies

These summaries were prepared on the basis of the interviews of various stakeholders involved in skilling from education to vocational training at firms and the assessment of skills.

Bornali Bhandari, Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Tulika Bhattacharya, Pallavi Choudhuri, Mousumi Bhattacharjee, Jahnavi Prabhakar, Praveen Rawat, Ajaya Kumar Sahu
Jun 2021
An Exploratory State-wise Education-Employability-Employment Index for India

Indian states are divergent in terms of pursuing their own economic policies linked to education, employability and employment. States significantly differ in terms of resource endowments, especially on endowments related to skill. This is reflected in the unequal distribution of educational...

Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Bornali Bhandari, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Praveen Rawat
Jun 2021
How do Technical Education and Vocational Training Affect Labour Productivity in India?

Educationists have had long debates on the efficacy of traditional forms of education versus vocational training. Even as India grapples with the challenges of improving the quality of primary and secondary education, there appears to be a policy shift in India, favouring vocational trainings that...

Seema Sangita
Jun 2021
The Role of Pedagogy in Developing Life Skills

In response to recent concerns expressed by Indian industry about the ‘employability’ of school and university graduates, this paper examines the role of pedagogy in developing life skills (or 21st century skills) and how these can be incorporated in the school/university curriculum. In recent...

Renu Gupta
Jun 2021
Policy for the Full Range of Employability Skills

The objective in this paper is to define the full range of employability skills from Pre-Kindergarten to Higher Education and integrate it to the ground-level realities in the Indian context. It clearly identified that there are four types of skills –cognitive, socio-emotional, physical or...

Bornali Bhandari
May 2021
The 3–E Challenge: Education, Employability, and Employment

Demographic transition, economic uncertainty and technological changes have come together to create a concoction in India that has the potential to boil over economically and socially, if not skilfully managed. One path that could steady the future of India is to both create jobs that will absorb...

Bornali Bhandari
May 2021
India’s Employment Challenges and the Demand for Skills

Over the last two decades, less than half of the Indians who sought jobs actually got them, with many more millions set to enter the job market over the next two decades. Despite extensive unemployment and under-employment, however, there is a growing shortage of skilled workers. One of the ways to...

Pallavi Choudhuri
May 2021
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