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  • The Need to Strengthen Legislative Action on Sustainable Development

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    Climate-informed policy decisions that successfully mitigate environmental concerns within the state’s development agenda are the need of the hour. Tackling climate change requires a multi-stakeholder inter-disciplinary approach. In June 2015, a group of 886 Dutch citizens won a landmark case against their government, who they held...

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  • Financial Inclusion for Women Business Enterprises: The ‘Missing Middle’

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    Co-authored by Anupama Ramaswamy and Sanjana Singh The growing awareness on the role of women entrepreneurs in catalyzing economic and social development hasn’t translated into financing support for women owned businesses in India. Gender Gaps in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Globally, women’s share of entrepreneurial activity is...

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  • Four Developments that will Redefine the Climate and Sustainability Realm

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    With ‘sustainability’ entering the millennium development goals agenda, and the global commitment on 2 degrees becoming a necessity, this piece looks at four trends that will potentially redefine the environment and climate realm. A greater role for environmental governance With the immediate need for an international...

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  • ARMIS: Using Data to Enhance Urban Mobility

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    Written in collaboration with Ankit Chatri In a significant move towards using information technology and data to enhance the operations of auto rickshaws in Chennai, the Transport Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu has conceptualised the Auto Rickshaw Monitoring Information System (ARMIS). The system will...

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  • Data Systems in India: The Case for an Audacious Overhaul

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    This blog is an outcome of a discussion on the current state of data systems in India and the case for an audacious overhaul in light of ‘Digital India’ initiative with Mr TCA Srinivasa Ragavan. Mr Raghavan is a Senior Associate Editor in the Hindu Business...

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