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Are Apps the future of NGO service delivery?

NGOs are increasingly adopting and supporting digital approaches to improve and extend their service delivery. In this article, Tasmiah Rahman draws on the Maya Apa App as an example of this shift and highlights how data can be used to tailor service delivery to key groups.
Moving the ‘women’ issue forward
Gender equality mainstreaming is at the forefront of the […]

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    Behind the struggle against erosion of free speech is a fight over the rule of law

Behind the struggle against erosion of free speech is a fight over the rule of law

In the wake of the Ramjas College incident and the nomination of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of UP, Maitreesh Ghatak writes the fight over free speech is about the institutional protection of individuals’ basic rights from mob rule and putting a check on the state’s coercive power.

A few weeks ago, finance minister Arun Jaitley was at an LSE South Asia […]

Looking forward to the first ever LSE Pakistan Summit

As the Pakistan @ 70: LSE Pakistan Summit 2017 approaches, Shema Bhujel reflects on LSE’s long-standing ties with Pakistan and introduces the four core topics that will be discussed as key issues which are shaping the future of this burgeoning nation.

LSE’s connections with Pakistan go back more than a century when its Founders – Sidney and Beatrice Webb – […]

How nudge units can aid development

As the Government of India moves forward with plans to establish a nudge unit, Feroza Sanjana outlines what this behavioural approach to policymaking actually entails. She writes that while nudging can provide a powerful tool for academia to generate real-world impact, there are some strong caveats against unbridled enthusiasm.

The news that the Modi government is setting up its very […]

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    Supporting motherhood – or discouraging parenthood? A curious case of the extended maternity leave in India

Supporting motherhood – or discouraging parenthood? A curious case of the extended maternity leave in India

The Government of India’s recent move to increase maternity leave may have been a well-intentioned policy, but it has created a gap between costs to a company for male and female employees and reinforced traditional gender roles in childcare. Mitali Nikore analyses the weakness of the policy decision and makes recommendations on how it can be improved.

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Local government and Pakistan’s reluctant political elite

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan made provisions for substantial devolution of power to provincial and local government. However, Asmat Kakar writes that provinces have been slow to establish local institutions, dragging their heels on holding elections and on handing over the necessary funds and power for the new bodies to function effectively. He makes suggestions as […]

March 16th, 2017|Featured, LSE, Politics|1 Comment|
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    Demonetisation was bad economics but as an act of vigilantism it served Modi well politically

Demonetisation was bad economics but as an act of vigilantism it served Modi well politically

People suffered but Maitreesh Ghatak writes that voting in the state elections may have been driven less by anger over the damage to immediate economic interests than by their belief that a ‘decisive’ Modi would make them better off in the long run.

How can one explain the stupendous success of Narendra Modi in leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide victory […]

March 14th, 2017|Economy, Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on Demonetisation was bad economics but as an act of vigilantism it served Modi well politically|

Where is the $2 billion for Indian mothers?

Indian mothers are all too frequently underweight during their pregnancies and unable to produce sufficient breastmilk when their babies are born, perpetuating malnutrition among their children. Swati Narayan writes that although there are provisions in place to address some of these issues, these have not been effectively implemented. What is more, the most recent budget threatens to restrict the […]

March 13th, 2017|Development, Economy, Featured, Gender, Health, LSE|Comments Off on Where is the $2 billion for Indian mothers?|

2017 Legislative Assembly election results: Experts react

Yesterday the results were announced for five legislative elections held in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Mukulika Banerjee, Surajit Bhalla, Meghnad Desai and Maitreesh Ghatak, who were at LSE for the fourth LSE SU India Forum, gathered to discuss key trends and features emerging from the results.

Mukulika Banerjee: We’re at LSE as the results are coming in. […]

March 12th, 2017|Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on 2017 Legislative Assembly election results: Experts react|
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    Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

During his recent visit to the UK, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India Mr Arun Jaitley visited LSE to discuss his economic vision for India and engage in an audience discussion. The 100 Foot Journey Club event, held in partnership with the High Commission of India, was jointly hosted by the South Asia Centre and Financial […]

March 9th, 2017|Corruption, Economy, Events, Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE|

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