State-level Public Financial Management Institutes in India
Mukul G.Asher makes a case for establishing State-level PFM (Public Financial Management) Institutes in India.
Planters and Uprooters
It is time to get rid of the age-old federal structures, such as the provincial councils in Sri Lanka, to consolidate fiscal positions, argues Jayasri Priyalal.
India’s accelerating and invisible groundwater crisis
Acute political and policy failures have put India on the edge of a full-blown groundwater catastrophe, write Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
Observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017
Mukul G. Asher offers his observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017.
Cooperation on shared waters
Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Running on empty!
Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani explore how water might dissolve the Indian Union if it can’t resolve river disputes.
Hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada report on hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal.
Water as a weapon
Severe water shortages and conflict over its allocation are threatening India’s federalism and future social and economic development, write Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
India's budget challenges
Mukul Asher proposes two measures to improve outcomes of India’s Union and State budgets and generate fiscal space.
Foul odour of failure
Why some Asian countries manage air pollution very well while others fall cripplingly short, by Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
India’s water woes
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada discuss India's water woes.
The China factor in India–Bhutan relations
Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada report on the 24th round of China–Bhutan border talks.
Water Mismanagement in India
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why demand Is a bigger problem than supply
India -- a slow burner
India now has the world’s fastest-growing large economy, and the prospects for continued development may well be very good, writes John West.
The Proposal of Refining India’s Budget Process is a Welcome Step, writes Mukul Asher.
India's new GST
Mukul G. Asher explains how Indian states can implement the GST effectively.
India-US Totalisation Pact
There is a need for an early conclusion to the India-US Totalisation Pact argue Mukul Asher and Amarendu Nandy.
Asian poverty, and India's toilet crisis
As the world celebrates Asia's dramatic reduction in "income poverty", it is too often overlooked that there has been much less progress in tackling other dimensions of Asian poverty, writes John West
India's National Agriculture Market
India's National Agriculture Market is an initiative helping to transform agricultural marketing in India, write Mukul Asher and Stuti Ji.
Asia's dishonorable honor killings
The Oscar-winning short film, "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", will hopefully increase pressure to put a stop to "honor killings" in Pakistan, India and elsewhere, writes John West.
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