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India’s Dilemma – Building Up Manufacturing or Soaring with Services?

Paving pathways for India’s labour force According to the PLFS report for 2021-22, the Indian worker population ratio for ages 15 and above is only 52.9%[1]. This is much lower compared to other countries, such as China (80%) and Japan (70%), during periods of rapid economic growth[2]. Further, 26.8% of the labour force is employed […]

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What the PLI scheme needs to succeed

The Indian government launched the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) in 2020, starting with the Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing Sector. When launched, it was heralded by the government as one of the major initiatives to increase the share of manufacturing in the country. However, the short-run results have been a bit of a mixed bag. Success appears […]

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Bangladesh is putting Ease of Doing Business into Action

In summary Growth journey of India and Bangladesh Since the Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, India and Bangladesh have followed similar economic growth trajectories. Both countries grew at an average annual growth rate of about 4% till 2001 and since then have grown at 8-9% annually. This growth trajectory, however, masks key differences in the […]