Reports & Papers

August 1, 2020

Marking Those on the Move: Review of Existing Paradigm and Towards a New Framework

Although the ability to collect migration figures regularly has improved, significant gaps remain in the quantity,accuracy, timeliness, disaggregation, comparability (over time and across countries) and accessibility of migration-related data. There is a lack of comprehensive data on migration within India, […]
July 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on India-China Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global trade and hence also aided soft power shifts. The paper focuses on Indo-China bilateral trade by providing a background of trade trends in the yesteryears between the countries and briefly discusses their trade […]
July 22, 2020

India’s Major Responses to COVID-19 and Actions of Global Relevance

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided better dimensions for diplomacy to evolve. India’s responses to the pandemic have proved its commitment towards multilateralism. While some of the responses are being commended, there exist certain limitations. The researcher tries to briefly discuss […]
July 21, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage countries, all attention is focused on the research communityto generate evidence-based preventive treatment, primarily through Clinical Trials (CTs). With close to 2,500CT studies being conducted worldwide, it is of paramount importance to understand […]
July 16, 2020

Analysis of India’s Response in Addressing the Concerns of the MSME Sector

The COVID-19 Pandemic has spelt crisis across the world and has had a severe impact on the economies. With the government imposing lockdown and mandating social distancing, the world will wake up to a new culture and trend post-pandemic. It […]
May 22, 2020

Will India be at the Vanguard of Vaccine Development?

The global pandemic has reinstated the importance of having a strong vaccine ecosystem to foster the development of quick and efficacious vaccines. Globally, India leads in manufacturing processes of vaccines; however, it has a very limited role in the development […]
April 28, 2020

Leveraging AI in the Fight against COVID-19

What role does Artificial Intelligence (AI) assume in combating an epidemic? The paper looks at how governments, health experts, researchers and social media companies across the world are leveraging AI-based technologies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While governments […]
September 4, 2019

India–US Economic Relations: A “Trumped” Challenge

Trade relations have always been a major factor in international relations. Some of the policy changes like trade embargoes, sanctions, etc. have dominated recent headlines, especially the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. Amidst the “trade war” between […]
August 27, 2019

Estimated impact of the GST on tobacco products in India

Abstract Objective To examine the potential impact of the goods and services tax (GST) on price, consumption and tax revenue from tobacco products in India and across states. Methods Data on prices, tax rates and tax revenue are used to estimate a […]
March 19, 2019

Economic Empowerment of Kerala’s Fishermen: Need for Change in the Role of Matsyafed

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
March 8, 2019

A Chinese Solution to Kerala’s Tourism Sector Woes

(Photo Courtesy – picswe.com) Since the later part of 2014, China has replaced developed nations as home to the largest number of outbound tourists. Nearly 12.2 crore Chinese tourists visited various foreign destinations and spent US$ 110 billion overseas in […]
November 26, 2018

Economic costs of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India, 2017

Abstract Objective To estimate the economic burden of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India for persons aged 30–69 years. Objective To estimate the economic burden of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India for persons aged 30–69 […]
August 31, 2018

An Assessment of the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) Sector in India

The improvements in infrastructure coupled with the growth in population has created tremendous demand for transportation services. The city buses and other mass transit systems often fall short in meeting this demand, resulting in people relying on alternative modes like […]
August 10, 2018

Relevance of Supplyco and its Operations in Kerala’s Current Scenario

Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, otherwise known as Supplyco, is a popular household name across Kerala. Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this […]
August 1, 2018

Relevance of Small Private Medical Institutions to Sustain the Health Care System in Kerala

The outstanding achievements in the health sector of Kerala amidst its low economic growth remain to be a paradox. The corroborative role of private sector in achieving this high health status cannot be sidelined. The study examines the contribution of […]
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