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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
Key Drivers of Progress in Digitisation of India’s Land Records

The poor land records and lack of access to these records adversely impact both the land markets in India and financialisation of land assets. The digitisation of land records is a critical first step in addressing this issue. In this context, NCAER’s Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI) has...

Charu Jain, Deepak Sanan, Somnath Sen
Sep 2021
Infrastructure in India: Investment Priorities, Opportunities and Key Challenges

This approach paper was written on behalf of Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office. It provides a novel methodological framework to evaluate prioritization of infrastructure projects. Given scarce resources available for investments, which infrastructure project should get prioritized first,...

Indira Iyer, Soumi Roy Chowdhury, Samarth Gupta, Shayequa Zeenat Ali, Madhura Dasgupta, Devyani Chaturvedi, Rishabh Singh
Mar 2021
MARGIN: The Journal of Applied Economic Research

The Journal of Applied Economic Research (JAER) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal published by NCAER in New Delhi in conjunction with SAGE International. JAER publishes papers that pay special attention to the economics of emerging economies, but is open to high-quality papers...

Poonam Gupta, Sanjib Pohit, Anuradha Bhasin
Aug 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
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