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End-line assessment of the project ‘Combating Discrimination – Worst Forms of Discrimination against Girl Children’

Plan India implemented one of their key programs - ‘GARV – Girls Aspiration for Rights and Values’ from July 2015 to February 2018 with a 3-year grant awarded by the European Commission on ‘Combating Discrimination – Worst Forms of Discrimination against Girl Children.’ The overall objective of the GARV project was to empower the community ....Read more

Role of Financial Institutions in Gold Monetisation

In the backdrop of the Gold Monetisation Scheme, this study was aimed at understanding the role Banks, Assaying units, Refineries & Non-Banking Financial Corporations (NBFC) play and the challenges they face/foresee with regard to the business of gold and their willingness to be a part of the Scheme. In order to accomplish the objectives of ....Read more

An Analysis of the Political Economy of Rice Trade between Bangladesh, India, and Nepal

The Asia Foundation has engaged Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) Pvt. Ltd. to conduct An Analysis of the Political Economy of Rice Trade between Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The study combines four levels of analysis: the source, the border, the point of consumption, and the institutions of influence. An analysis of ....Read more

Review of Udaan Scheme in Jammu & Kashmir

Under the Research Scheme of NITI Aayog 2015 (RSNA), NITI Aayog has sanctioned Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) to undertake the research study “Review of Udaan Scheme in Jammu & Kashmir”. The principal focus of the review study on Udaan Scheme is to create an ecosystem that would bridge the gaps ....Read more

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