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Policy Challenges 2019-2024: The Big Policy Questions and Possible Pathways

19 July 2019

Watch the full video (above) of the launch of CPR’s policy document, Policy Challenges 2019-2024. Policy Challenges 2019-2024, is a compendium of essays written by CPR scholars articulating key policy challenges and possible solutions across a range of issues that confront India today. These include foreign policy and national security; environment, energy and climate change; the economy and welfare; regulation and resources; federalism and urbanisation. This is a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary document that reflects on how India can negotiate the policy challenges it confronts and build a 21st century policy environment. The document can be accessed here.

The document was launched through conversations with:

  • Ajay Mathur – Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Suhasini Haidar – National Editor, The Hindu
  • Devesh Kapur – Director, Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • KP Krishnan – Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
  • Jyoti Malhotra, Editor, National and Strategic Affairs, ThePrint India

Navroz K Dubash, Professor, CPR; Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhyay, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR; Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR; and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CPR, moderated the different conversations.


India is at an important juncture in its development trajectory. From rapid urbanisation to declining agricultural productivity; from weak human capital to the need for creating productive jobs; from new security threats to the need to re-position itself in a changing global order; from growing energy demands to the need to address rapid environmental degradation, India today has to negotiate multiple and conflicting socio-economic challenges. Decisions and actions taken over the next five years will be likely to shape the future of our economic and political trajectory. This document is an effort to spark debate and ideas on how India can negotiate these transitions across a range of sectors.

ThePrint was the digital partner for this event.

Coverage of the event by ThePrint can be found below: