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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

India-Pakistan tensions and power co-operation

Tridivesh Singh Maini Senior Research Associate, The Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat Captain Amarinder Singh Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, during his meeting (April 21, 2017) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sought the intervention for sale of electricity to Pakistan and Nepal. According to the Punjab CM, since the state ....Read more

Cross-LoC trade: Enhancing Opportunities and Expanding Constituencies

Following successful completion of the study on Cross-LoC Trade: Creating Positive Constituencies with Conciliation Resources and presentation of report, Trading Confidence: A Compelling Case for Cross Line of Control Trade, BRIEF has started phase two of the study with the aim of taking forward the recommendations from the previous study. The objective of the current ....Read more

Study on Timeline of Export and Import of Containers through the JNP, Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra

In the context of facilitating pertinent reform measures to foster ease of doing business, BRIEF has undertaken a study of the various procedures and agencies involved in the supply chain for export and import through the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra. The study, commissioned by The Federation of Indian Export Organizations ....Read more

Riya Sinha – Research Associate

Riya has over two years of experience in research pertaining to international trade, peace-building and conflict resolution through trade in Jammu and Kashmir. She has co-authored several publications on the subject. These include: Private Participation at Indian Ports – Resurgence through Reforms (Policy Brief, 2017) Direct Delivery at Indian Ports – A situational assessment (Policy ....Read more

Akhtar Malik – Manager (Projects)

Akhtar’s research interests include International trade with a focus on trade facilitation, policy, and regulatory reforms. He also has hands-on experience in peacebuilding and development interventions. He has over 5 years of extensive field experience in research, monitoring and evaluation, including working with communities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). At BRIEF, Akhtar has contributed to policy ....Read more

Samit Chakraborty – Manager (Projects)

Samit’s prior experience includes business and investment research as well as fund raising activities, focused on areas such as preparation of research reports, building business proposals, deal origination and screening, preparation of documents such as teasers, IMs and business plans, industry analysis, company analysis, financial statement analysis, comparables analysis, etc. At BRIEF, Samit primarily manages ....Read more