Monthly Archives: January 2018

Kuntal Roy – Senior Research Associate

Kuntal holds a Master’s degree in Economics with specialization in econometrics and environmental economics. He is working as a Senior Research Associate at BRIEF since 2015. He has also been associated with RG Foundation in the past. He has more than 7 years of experience in the primary as well as secondary research and data ....Read more

Industry Engagement in Skill Development: Skill Gap in High Growth Manufacturing & Service Sectors

With an objective to understand the level of engagement of industries in skill development domain and their participation in skill development programs, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has undertaken a study titled ‘Industry Engagement in Skill Development: Skill Gap in High Growth Manufacturing & Service Sectors’. The study aims at identifying the ....Read more

Emergence of Private Sustainability Standards: Concerns and Challenges for India’s Exports and Domestic Industries

Over the years, international trade has witnessed a decrease in tariffs in many countries. However, tariff barriers are getting increasingly replaced by non-tariff barriers such as standards – voluntary and mandatory –  and technical regulations. In addition, exporters are also having to comply with private sustainability standards (PSS) imposed by the importers. These standards, by ....Read more

Evaluation of Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS)

The Ministry of MSME had commissioned an evaluation study of the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) through National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (NILERD) where the effectiveness of the scheme was being evaluated and its impact was being assessed. A holistic evaluation exercise of the said scheme was undertaken by seeking responses ....Read more

Survey of Direct Selling Companies in India

Pahle India Foundation (PIF) undertook a research study to assess the pain points of Direct Selling Companies doing business in India at present. The study sought to find out the regulatory hurdles faced by Direct Selling Companies while carrying out business across different states in India. The study also covered the business challenges and legal ....Read more

Study of Private Sector Experience with Inspection in India

The aim of the study – commissioned by World Bank and undertaken by PwC – was to obtain an understanding of the effectiveness of inspection system, the use of risk-based regulation, the implementation of self-certification and third-party certification schemes and some overall assessment of the business environment with respect to relevant private sector organisations. For ....Read more

Review of State Level Implementation Strategy – AHANA Program

Project AHANA is Plan India’s national programme working towards an AIDS-free generation in partnership with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Parent to child transmission is a major route of HIV infection among children. To turn the tide, the Government of India ....Read more

Evaluation of Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in all 33 Districts of Assam

Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a well-known programme started by the Government of India in 2014. The objective of this programme is to achieve universal sanitation and make India open defecation free by 2019. PwC has undertaken the project of assisting the Government of Assam in the third-party evaluation of the implementation of Swachh Bharat ....Read more

Study towards Building Sector Specific Value Chains between India and Pakistan

This project complements the overall aim of strengthening regional cooperation and trade development in South Asia, a principal area of focus for BRIEF. The study proposes to fill the lacunae in the existing literature and take the case forward by assessing and analysing the complementarity of specific value chains of select commodities/sectors/clusters and the mechanism ....Read more