Update on India’s States: April 19, 2017

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings will now incorporate data from 10 Indian cities; solar tariffs hit a new low in Andhra Pradesh; Maharashtra will allow conversion of industrial land to commercial and residential districts; Haryana plans unique…

Without Internet Access, There is no ‘Digital India’

By Tushar Madan — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative is dramatically expanding citizens’ access to information and has put more government services online — increasing transparency and accountability. However, a significant portion of the population lacks Internet access…

Update on India’s States: April 12, 2017

Inter-State Council Standing Committee meets for the first time since 2005; Chandrababu Naidu is giving up multiple cabinet portfolios to take on the Happiness Department; Maharashtra can now set Uber and Ola rates, while Haryana taxes cabs at the border;…

Changing Tides in International Trade

By Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit — Key events in 2016 affirmed the growing prevalence of populism and anti-trade sentiments a raft of nations. In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, fueling momentum for populist movements…