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Genesis of Corporate Frauds in India: Are Early Warning Signals Identifiable?

Global research shows that there is no particular model to detect corporate fraud with 100% accuracy. In India, there is very little effort made to develop early warning indicators for the financial frauds committed by the management of a company. Our joint study with Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) aims at taking TARI’s previous study on corporate frauds conducted in 2013, further to develop early fraud detection indicators based on a statistical analysis of …

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Gender Parity Index: A Toolkit to Evaluate Gender Diversity & Empowerment of Women in the Formal Sector in India – Phase II- Administering the Index

Over the past few years, India has seen strong policy focus on the empowerment of women and on women centric issues. At this point in time, Gender Parity is critical and is undoubtedly a key driver for India’s economic growth. With this background and to examine the road traveled by Indian companies, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) commissioned Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) and have released India’s first Gender Parity Index, a toolkit to evalua…

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Ensnared in Poverty: A Study on Rural Indebtedness in India

Our study “Ensnared in Poverty - A Study on Rural Indebtedness in India” undertaken for ASSOCHAM aims at presenting the trajectory of rural debt in India and to analyse its reasons and consequences. It shall provide a comparative analysis of the situation from 2002 to 2012 followed by a study of the impact of new schemes introduced since 2014. It shall list out the challenges in implementing these schemes and providing possible solutions. For more details about …

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Estimating Economic Cost of Burden of Non Communicable Diseases attributable to Major Risk Factors in India

In India, rapid industrial development and urbanisation have led to huge changes in the economy in the past decade making India one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but the growth has come at a real cost to environment and public health. India is now facing several environmental challenges, including air pollution, availability of clean water, pollution of river water, deforestation, and desertification. Negative health outcomes are associated with su…

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CSR in India Steering Business toward Social Change

For too long CSR in India had been left to non-directional, haphazard do-gooding; 'Governance' - the process through which decisions are taken - of CS

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted, counts.     

Albert Einstein