Ease of doing business: Land record reforms ahoy!
While India climbed a phenomenal 30 spots to the 100th position out of 190 surveyed countries in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index this year, investors have ample choice among Indian states.
Time for Indian states to pick best opportunities to compete globally
India is transforming, thanks to its strong performance selling products and services around the globe. But what interventions, at a State level, can do the most to ensure Indian exports are globally competitive?
Building India’s talent base
When India found itself at the 103rd position in the recent World Economic Forum ranking of 130 nations on the preparedness of talent, it was just another indication of the skills challenge.
Andhra Jyothy has published an op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg discussing the results from our research on skills.
Economy, Business and Industry
Mansi Arora, Rajesh Chakrabarti, and Kushal Sagar Prakash from Sunay Policy Advisory have undertaken an analysis of three key ways to up-skill more people: vocational training; apprenticeships; and loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The research by Dr Amitendu Palit from the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, analyses three policies to improve export trade for Andhra Pradesh: certification facilities for marine product exports; development of Coastal Economic Zones; and modernizing port facilities.
Ease of Doing Business
A new study by Nirupama Soundararajan and Shagun Khurana of Pahle India Foundation (PIF) looks at how business reforms can help Andhra Pradesh get ahead, estimating both costs and benefits of the policies.
Andhra Pradesh scored 99.73% on the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s ease-of-doing-business ranking, yet the researchers argue that is improvement can be achieved by further easing the process of land acquisition through land record digitisation. This would boost economic growth and provide benefits 51-times the costs.