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  • Will breaking up Coal India Limited lead to efficiency and competition? 

    Tongia, Rahul; Sehgal, Anurag (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, 2019-08-10)
    Newspaper reports have spoken about breaking up Coal India Limited (CIL),1 the world’s largest coal miner, to unleash efficiency, raise production, and raise cash for the government (which still owns 70.96% of CIL). Separating CIL subsidiaries is not ...
  • Is sub-Saharan Africa facing another systemic sovereign debt crisis? 

    Coulibaly, Brahima S.; Gandhi, Dhruv; Senbet, Lemma W. (Brookings India, 2019-04-15)
    Concern is increasing about the prospect of a new sovereign debt crisis in countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The previous debt crisis of the 1990s is still fresh. It has only been 14 years since officials from major creditor countries (a group known ...
  • Deepening democracy through diversity: Improving cooperation with India and non-Western democracies 

    Jaishankar, Dhruva (Brookings India, 2019-02-28)
    The policy literature on democracy often overlooks a number of factors that have important implications for democracy’s future. First, it frequently exaggerates the decline of democracy globally, often by conflating reverses in liberalism with reversals ...
  • Empowering women entrepreneurs in developing countries: Why current programs fall short 

    Siba, Eyerusalem (Brookings India, 2019-02-28)
    Current women’s economic empowerment interventions are not enough to overcome all obstacles facing female entrepreneurs. The emerging evidence from psychology and experimental economics on agency; mindset, and leadership show that for successful ...

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