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Budget 2023- 24: Policy Needs Boost to Change Economy

Focus has to shift from the automated large scale sector, to promotion of the rural economy and the small and micro sectors.

The Union Budget 2023-24 is around the corner. A budget is expected to identify the issues facing the economy and society and try to provide solutions to them. This may involve continuing policies or changing them. The budget represents the priorities of the government – what gets more allocation and what gets less. Changes in priorities take time to show any impact, so many analysts say that budgets do not make a difference. But, given that the budget is the largest single economic event, it matters even if priorities remain unchanged.

India’s Demographic Trends and Policy Imperatives

As the world welcomes the landmark of 8 billion persons, it may be useful to examine India’s demographic profile and select policy implications.  Demographic trends affect every aspect of the economy, finance, society, and politics. Indeed, analysts have observed that demographics is to economics what gravity is to physics. Therefore, a thorough understanding of emerging demographic trends for sound policies cannot be overemphasized.

Feminist Foreign Policy: Praxis for a Peaceful and Gender Just World Order

The four-day Online Monsoon School Programme on the theme “Feminist Foreign Policy: Praxis for a Peaceful and Gender Just World Order” is a joint initiative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) India Office and the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, which ran for the entire month of September with four weekly sessions, starting from the 9th September, 2022 and concurring on the 30th September, 2022 with the last session. The