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Ease of doing business: Land record reforms ahoy!

While India climbed a phenomenal 30 spots to the 100th position out of 190 surveyed countries in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index this year, investors have ample choice among Indian states.

Time for Indian states to pick best opportunities to compete globally

India is transforming, thanks to its strong performance selling products and services around the globe. But what interventions, at a State level, can do the most to ensure Indian exports are globally competitive?

Building India’s talent base

When India found itself at the 103rd position in the recent World Economic Forum ranking of 130 nations on the preparedness of talent, it was just another indication of the skills challenge.

Giving is a Very Serious Business

India is a pioneer in enshrining, through Section 135 in the Companies Act, 2013, corporate-giving into law. The requirement that businesses spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility (CSR) has ens...

Andhra Jyothy has published an op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg discussing the results from our research on skills.

Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Trade.

Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Ease of Doing Business.

    Economy, Business and Industry


    Mansi Arora, Rajesh Chakrabarti, and Kushal Sagar Prakash from Sunay Policy Advisory have undertaken an analysis of three key ways to up-skill more people: vocational training; apprenticeships; and loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).


    The research by Dr Amitendu Palit from the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, analyses three policies to improve export trade for Andhra Pradesh: certification facilities for marine product exports; development of Coastal Economic Zones; and modernizing port facilities.

    Ease of Doing Business

    A new study by Nirupama Soundararajan and Shagun Khurana of Pahle India Foundation (PIF) looks at how business reforms can help Andhra Pradesh get ahead, estimating both costs and benefits of the policies.

    Andhra Pradesh scored 99.73% on the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s ease-of-doing-business ranking, yet the researchers argue that is improvement can be achieved by further easing the process of land acquisition through land record digitisation. This would boost economic growth and provide benefits 51-times the costs. 

    Sector Expert Consultation

    Andhra Pradesh with its strategic location is poised to be the Gateway to East and Southeast Asia. The State estimated at Rs. 5,47,021 crores GSDP (at constant prices) for the year 2016-17 indicating a growth of 11.61 per cent. The strong manufacturing sectors along with government initiatives of promoting sector specific industrial parks have strongly attracted investment and created enabling an environment for economic development, business, and industry. The other major projects include Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor and Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to improve Andhra Pradesh's economy, business,  and industry  compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.