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Covid-19: Overcoming Economic Slowdown and Financial Stress for building Resilience


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Extracted from a presentation in the Plenary session of the 5th World Congress on Disaster Management, New Delhi on Technology, Finance, Capacity for Building Disaster Resilience.


In the wake of COP-26 which emphatically brought to fore the vulnerability of the developing countries and the vast majority of the population ...

Fragile Futures: The Uncertain Economics of Disasters, Pandemics and Climate Change


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Classical economics was developed for a stable world, for a world that developed along  Darwinian ecological ways. It was realized that individuals faced some future risks (illnesses, death, accidents, unemployment, etc.). These risks could be dealt with by private insurance companies, which developed accordingly. They could also be dealt with ...

Greening monetary policy: Lack of appropriate and adequate tools is an insufficient argument


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India was the first to integrate climate change in inter-governmental fiscal transfers.
Climate change brings risks and uncertainty. How well monetary policy can incorporate these risks and uncertainties is a question many economists ask. There is a broad consensus among economists that fiscal policy can deal with the climate ...

Growth First


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RBI is grapping with multiple challenges. For now, it has made its priority clear
In the recent Jackson Hole economic symposium and the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, US Fed Chair Jay Powell specified the likelihood of tightening US monetary policy by reducing the balance sheet of the ...

Why Indian States Need to Incorporate Gender Budgeting in Their Fiscal Planning


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Even in a state like Kerala, higher human development indices have not translated into equally solid gender outcomes.
An interesting public policy question that has emerged over the last few years is why high human development indices are not translating into a better ‘gender status’ for Kerala.
The ...