Economic & Policy

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

Stakeholder Perception on Financial Sector Legislative Reform Commission (FSLRC)

Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamental (BRIEF) undertook a study on Stakeholder Perception on Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) in collaboration with Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).The study was supported by Ministry of Finance. The objective of the study carried out involved understanding the perception of FSLRC among ....Read more

Seeking Efficiency and Excellence in the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects in India

The basic objective of the study was to examine factors affecting execution of infrastructure projects in India. It was proposed to take up a sample of projects in different infrastructure sectors, states, in the public and private sectors, in rural and urban areas to understand (1) what was the extent of success of the projects ....Read more

Study of India’s Investment Environment, Major FDI Inflows and Suggestion for Taiwan’s Businessmen

BRIEF conducted a survey and primary data analysis for the study, by Indian Council for Research and International Economic Relations (ICRIER), titled ‘A Study of India's Investment Environment, Major FDI Inflows and Suggestion for Taiwan's Businessmen’ to meet the primary objective of conducting a survey based analysis of the investment environment in India. Survey was carried ....Read more

Monetising Gold: A Study in India

Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is conducting a study, ’Monetising Gold: A Study in India’ in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The objective of the study is to get a perception of the individual and the Indian household about gold based on which alternative policy ....Read more