In a world buzzing with artificial intelligence, gene therapy, 3-D printing, and brain implants, where does India stand? India is not yet a front-runner in creating new knowledge and world-changing inventions. India does not even feature among the top 10 countries in scientific research. In this ..
This book breaks away from standard microeconomics textbooks for management students in numerous ways. Some of its relevant and useful features are:· A strong emphasis on concepts, their explanation, understanding and application· Graphical and logical derivations supplemented by economic intuit..
Microfinance in India: A State of the Sector Report, 2007 is one in a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India. It is a comprehensive one-stop document that provides a holistic view of the sector, providing a detailed analysis of its status and future. It highlights recent develo..
This book explores a range of organizational aspects of development, including: types and forms of development organizations; strategy formulation for development work; modes of development planning; people's participation; and evaluation of programmes...
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods, now known as Participatory Learning and Action (PLA), have been extensively used in development research, action and evaluation. This book is based on the author's decade-long intensive field experience;each method is explained by drawing on field-based i..
Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications is a comprehensive treatise on environmental economics with special focus on theories of collective action, environmental policy and management.
A balanced blend of theory and practice, this book outlines the basic concepts, theories, tools and tec..
A major concern for any country's polity and development, the issue of population has always been particularly problematic in India given the diversity of religions and other social stratifications. Population Concerns in India: Shifting Trends, Policies, and Programs analyzes how the country has ha..
The rise of communalism in recent years as the major claimant to power in Indian politics has posed a serious challenge to the survival of democracy and is even threatening the fabric of the Constitution. Coupled with the fact that political discourse in the international arena has been increasingly..
An unparalleled textbook on the subject, extensively revised to provide updates of various policies, strategies, and programs in the spheres of rural development and management in India.This time-tested textbook on the basic concepts, policy instruments, strategies, policies, programs, and managem..
This book provides an analytical view of the successes and challenges encountered while creating the fast expanding rural sanitation movement in India, with a special focus on the last decade.While attempting to break the sanitation taboo in the country, this book presents a historical account of..
The State of India's Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that aims to document recent trends and issues in the sphere of livelihoods promotion of the poor. A one-of-its-kind report, it is the only document that aggregates the experiences and challenges of the livelihoods sector, analy..
Dr D. K. Rangnekar was a leading public intellectual who marked his presence as the editor of the Economic Times and later the Business Standard. This collection brings together a discerning selection of his writings that are organized across four themes: social and political dimensions of developme..