Policy Briefs & Reports

Budget Brief 2017-18: Swachh Bharat M...

The Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin or SBM-G is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship rural sanitation programme. Using government data, this brief reports on trends for SBM-G along the following parameters: Allocations and expenditures Physical progress of toilets built Expenditures inc...

Budget Brief 2017-18: Swachh Bharat M...

The Swachh Bharat MissionUrban (SBM-U) is Government of India’s (GOI) nationwide flagship programme targeting universal sanitation coverage in urban areas. Using government data, this brief reports on: Allocations and releases Physical progress of toilets built and Solid Waste Management (...

Distributed Land Ledgers– Law, ...

This report chapter explores nuances in the working of distributed ledgers, their capabilities as a decentralized architectural solution to store and access land records, and the hurdles – policy and practical – in the journey towards such realization.

Odisha Urban Sanitation Policy and St...

Over the past four years, the national policy environment and institutional response to sanitation have undergone a substantial change. The launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have catapulted sanitation into the league of ...


SCALING CITY INSTITUTIONS FOR INDIA (SCI-FI)
Odisha Urban Sanitation Strategy 2017

Over the past four years, the national policy environment and institutional response to sanitation have undergone a substantial change. The launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have catapulted sanitation into the league of ...


Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) an...
India’s Reinvigorated Relations...

In the intergovernmental climate negotiations India has consistently argued against greenhouse gas mitigation commitments for developing countries. This paper argues that while India’s position, given the burden sharing architecture of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and...

India: Meeting Energy Needs for Devel...

India is undergoing structural urban and economic transitions and has set ambitious policy targets to meet its rising energy needs for development. Expanding coal and renewables are two important pillars of this undertaking and, since 2008, climate protection is of increasing concern. India’s int...

The Blind Men and the Elephant: Makin...

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative has virtually been a lightning rod for divisive debate and a polarised narrative since it was announced in 2013. For India, it has been the proverbial elephant in the room, as it awkwardly swings between willful pretence and wishful erasure. The policy brief l...

A Pilot Study of Estimating Out-of-Sc...

The numbers of out-of-school children (OOSC) put out by various official sources in India, show wide variations. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) survey by Social and Rural Research Institute – Indian Market Research Bureau (SRIIMRB) estimate of this figure is around 6 million, w...

Kiran Bhatty
Radhika Saraf, Vrinda Gupta
How Effective are Environmental Regul...

People around the world live in areas that have been altered for industrial, infrastructure or mining projects. Their lives and occupations are being negatively impacted by problems of access, encroachment or pollution. Though governments in many countries have regulatory procedures for implement...

Co-Opted Federalism? Border States an...

So that local people can use and understand the laws regulating development and the environment of India’s coast, Namati has created a Coastal Regulation Zones booklet that covers all the information available in the complex official document, but it is presented in a way that ordinary people can...

Monitoring Open Discharge-Free India:...

This report is the product of an effort to develop an assessment framework or matrix to measure sanitation outcomes in India. We begin by tracing international policy instruments on Open Defecation (Free) [OD (F)], the genealogy of the term, and then compare India's policy environment with the ot...

Tamil Nadu State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Tamil Nadu, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolution...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Handbook on Legal and Administrative ...

A problem can occur, no matter where we live, pass by everyday or cross occasionally. One could be living next to an industrial site, which is polluting the nearby river, a power plant, which lands up dumping fly ash on an agricultural field or a beach, where the municipality is dumping the town’...


CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program
Is the MoEFCC Encouraging Environment...

On 10 May 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change issued a draft Notification proposing a mechanism to deal with projects that have commenced activities before obtaining an environmental clearance [Draft Notification]. Such activities are illegal and amount to criminal offenc...

Bihar State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Bihar, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolution resu...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Chhatisgarh State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Chhattisgarh, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devoluti...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Karnataka State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Karnataka, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolution ...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury