Chart of the Week September 24, 2021: India’s Greenfield Investments from East Asia post New FDI Rules

Summary Since the November 2015 launch of the automatic route for foreign direct investments under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, greenfield FDI flows to India increased substantially. FDI through the automatic route does not require approval from the Government of India. The eased FDI norms enabled India to become the 9th largest recipient of FDI […]

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Chart of the Week August 27, 2021: Disparity in the percentage of vaccinations administered across Indian states

Summary There is a stark disparity in the percentage of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across Indian states. At the aggregate level, around 513 million total vaccine doses have been administered. However, this week’s chart shows that percentage of doses calculated by dividing the total doses administered by the latest estimated population available is more than 70% across […]

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Book Launch: Annual Competitiveness Analysis and Gendered Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Unemployment in the Sub-National Economies of India

India has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationwide lockdown imposed during April and May 2020 had an adverse impact on the manufacturing, construction, mining, trade, tourism and transportation industries. This led to the contraction of the quarterly GDP by 23.9 percent in the April-June quarter of 2020. To counter the adverse economic […]

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India’s Second COVID-19 Wave: Why are the more economically competitive states less COVID-resilient?

India’s deadly second wave of coronavirus has left millions of its population infected and has placed extreme stress on the nation’s crumbling healthcare system. At its peak on 8th May 2021, India recorded more than 400,000 cases in a single day, accounting for over half the world’s daily cases and setting a global record that no country wants. According to […]

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Chart of the Week Feb 26, 2021: Exacerbation of Income Inequality in India during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary:  The COVID-19 pandemic did not just cause a healthcare crisis but also an economic crisis, the impact of which is likely to sustain for years to come. The crisis made Indian billionaires richer by increasing their wealth by more than one-third, and simultaneously put around 400 million informal workers at risk of falling deeper into poverty.[1] This […]

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Chart of the Week Oct 9, 2020: COVID-19’s Impact on Female Employment in India

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on the employment of women in India primarily because female labour in India forms a major part of the informal sector, and some of the most vulnerable sectors such as healthcare and education. The nation-wide lockdown imposed in India on 25 March 2020 exacerbated the already […]

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