Policy Briefs & Reports

Himachal Pradesh (2008-09) – An...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


CPR Land Rights Initiative
Jharkhand (2011-12) – Annual Go...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


Land rights Initiative
Madhya Pradesh (2011-12) – Annu...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


Land rights Initiative
Madhya Pradesh (2012-13) – Annu...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


Land rights Initiative
Maharashtra (20010-11) – Annual...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


Land rights Initiative
Maharashtra (2011-12) – Annual ...

This report has been obtained from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India in response to an RTI request (application number - MOTLA/R/2016/80065) filed by CPR Land Rights Initiative.


Land rights Initiative
PAISA: An Analysis of Social Sector S...

This study delves deep into the implementation of four important Government of India (GoI) social sector schemes in Chhattisgarh to evaluate the nature and effectiveness of public service delivery of school education and nutrition in the State. It seeks to answer the fundamental question of wheth...


Accountability Initiative
The Peripheral Protagonist: The Curio...

It is intriguing that despite a liberal economic narrative of borders as bridges, the transHimalayan trader has remained a rather forlorn and forgotten metaphor. This absence has however neither been voluntary nor anticipated but instead can be traced to fundamental flaws in India’s subregional d...

How can we nuance our understanding o...

Homelessness is generally described as an absence of a physical dwelling. However, homelessness triggers many social and economic factors that, together, perpetuate patterns of vulnerability amongst the urban homeless. This case is an anthology of three long-form narratives that relate the comple...

Land Acquisition in India: A Review o...

Context: India faces serious challenges in creating development processes that generate economic growth while being socially inclusive, ecologically sustainable, politically feasible, and in accordance with the Rule of Law. Equitable and efficient acquisition of land by the state for economic ...

Namita Wahi, Ankit Bhatia, Pallav Shukla
Dhruva Gandhi, Shubham Jain, Upasana Chauhan
The Rupee’s Reach: The Lending ...

India’s transition from being a recipient of aid to a donor makes for a feel-good story. The policy brief questions this rose-tinted rhetoric and argues that there is an urgent need to map and systematise the diversity of India’s engagement as an actor in this evolving space. What sort of normati...

Transformation through Cyber-innovati...

This report chapter critically examines the Digital India mission, and its promises and perils. It focuses on the controversial issue of data governance and privacy norms, and the need for robust innovation policies for the mission to fulfil projected outcomes.

Ananth Padmanabhan
R. Shashank Reddy
Budget Brief 2017-18: Direct Benefit ...

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is a Government of India (GOI) initiative to transfer cash benefits such as wage payments, subsidies and incentives for a number of government programmes directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries through electronic systems. DBT was designed with the objective of m...

Budget Brief 2017-18: Mahatma Gandhi ...

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is the flagship rural employment scheme of the Government of India (GOI). It aims to provide 100 days of employment per rural household. Using government reported data, this brief reports on: Trends in allocations and expen...

Budget Brief 2017-18: National Health...

The National Health Mission is the Government of India’s largest public health programme. It consists of two sub-missions: (1) National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) (2) National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). Using government data, this brief reports on: Trends in allocations, releases and exp...

Budget Brief 2017-18: Pradhan Mantri ...

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched by the Government of India (GOI) on 25 December, 2000 to provide all-weather road connectivity in rural areas. PMGSY is administered by the Ministry of Rural Development (MORD). Using government data, this brief reports on PMGSY progres...

Budget Brief 2017-18: Sarva Shiksha A...

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship elementary education programme. Launched in 2001, it aims to provide universal primary education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 years. SSA is now the primary vehicle for implementing the Right of Children to Free...