Economic & Policy

Pursuing Reforms at Indian Ports to Improve the Trading Environment for International Business

The project “Pursuing Reforms at Indian Ports to Improve the Trading Environment for International Business” aims at pursuing, promoting and facilitating identified procedural reforms, supporting their implementation and positively impacting policy-making in four broad areas: Information Exchange Platforms Container Freight Stations (CFS) PPP Projects at Ports Trade Facilitation Committee Meetings (PTFC & CCFC) This current ....Read more

Cross LoC Trade: Creating Positive Constituencies

Conciliation Resources and Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) have jointly launched a program on Cross LoC trade through Jammu and Kashmir, primarily aimed at supporting and fostering LoC trade and addressing the associated development issues. Over the last seven years Cross LoC trade has been the most impactful Confidence Building Measure ....Read more

Assessing the Impact of Imports under EPCG Scheme on India’s Exports and its Capital Goods Sector

Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is currently involved in an assignment titled ‘Assessing the Impact of Imports under EPCG Scheme on India’s Exports and its Capital Goods Sector’ with The Centre for WTO Studies (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade). The study aims at assessing the impact of import of capital goods ....Read more

Bridging Infrastructural Deficits at Select Trade Ports in India

The project ‘Bridging  Infrastructural Deficits at Select Trade Ports in India’ aims at facilitating trade by developing a comprehensive ‘port-wise plan of action’ for policy reforms and infrastructural improvement, through an outreach program with relevant stakeholders. This project will discern critical infrastructural deficits and policy reforms which need to be addressed to capitalize on trade ....Read more

Multi-Stakeholder Perception Study – Regional Cooperation in South Asia

Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is conducting a study on Stakeholders’ Perception towards Regional Cooperation in South Asia. The aim of the study is to gauge the perceptions among policy makers, economic actors and other relevant stakeholders on the subject of regional cooperation, thereby focusing on prospects for intensifying political, economic ....Read more

Global Best Practices in Credit Guarantee Schemes

Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is conducting a study on Global Best Practices in Credit Guarantee Schemes. The objective of the study is to study credit guarantee schemes and institutions across various countries, share some of the best international practices, and also suggest measures that a credit guarantee agency can imbibe in its ....Read more

Non-Tariff Measures: India-Bangladesh and India-Nepal

Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) conducted the survey in India for the World Bank project 'Non Tariff Measures in India-Nepal & India Bangladesh'. The core objective of the study was to examine the Non Tariff Measures acting as barriers for the traders in India-Nepal and India-Bangladesh trade. The survey would further ....Read more

India – Pakistan Trade Normalization

India and Pakistan occupy a special place among South Asian countries as the two economies are large and developed economies and are most competent in terms of domestic development and regional development. Though both the countries enjoy geographical proximity, bilateral trade between the countries has been abysmally low ever after independence. Dialogues about trade normalisation ....Read more

Lagging Regions in South Asia Regional Integration, Connectivity and Competitiveness

BRIEF conducted a survey  for a project, “Lagging Regions in South Asia: Regional Integration, Connectivity, And Competitiveness”, by the World Bank and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) . The study aimed to understand the issues in cross-border trading. Cross-Border trading between India-Nepal and India-Bangladesh, specifically in Tea and Textile sector. Before starting the survey for this ....Read more

Database Generation on Non-Tariff Measures

BRIEF undertook a study on Database Generation on Non-Tariff Measures in collaboration with The World Bank. The objective of the study was to identify and generate database on NTMs in India, essentially categories C-K from the NTM UNCTAD classification. The data base generation was through relevant sources, data and interviews with public officials as well ....Read more