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Liquid Assets: Priceless and Undervalued
August 29, 2022
In the latest issue of India in Transition, Esha Zaveri (Affiliate Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University) discusses how water is at the heart of climate change solutions, and that avoiding a parched future requires aligning policy and practice that recognizes the value of water.
This article is the third in a series of guest-edited IiT short series. The articles in this series seek to understand India's economic future and its prospects for structural transformation. The first article takes stock of the health of India's sovereign debt and gives an overview of the consequences and possibilities in the immediate future. The next three articles focus on three major national endowments that have been neglected in the course of our development trajectory—the second article focuses on labor force participation of women, the third on water, and the fourth on land. The ability of the sovereign to spend on nation building, along with how we use our endowments, will be key in determining our future.
(Guest Editor: Shoumitro Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of International Economics, SAIS, JHU)
CASI Scholars & Affiliates Awarded SSRC Mercury Project Grant
Neelanjan Sircar (Former CASI Visiting Scholar; Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research), Sumitra Badrinathan (CASI 2020-21 Sobti Family Fellow; Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University) and Simon Chauchard (Distinguished Researcher, University Carlos III, Madrid) received a Mercury Project grant from the Social Science Research Council for a project on “Detecting Misinformation Early.” In India, "this team will work with local authorities to evaluate whether a six-month curriculum for secondary school students can build information literacy skills and change online social and offline health behaviors."
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