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Future of Work: District Level

The study aims to create a best in class, replicable district framework which can be used by researchers, solution providers, funders and policy makers for designing a scalable district livelihood model that is future-resilient and creates sustainable social value. It is envisaged as an actionable, 360-degree research with supply, demand and ecosystem parameters considered. The district-level study is meant to benefit all stakeholders – aspirants, to understand th…

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Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India 2018

According to World Health Organisation, an Indian, today has over twice the odds of dying of a non-communicable disease than a communicable disease. Our study conducted jointly with ASSOCHAM - IMRB aims to achieve the following objectives: A. To measure the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in India B. To understand the correlation of these NCDs to factors such as lifestyle including exercise, food habits, fuel used for cooking, impact of air a…

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Future of Livelihood in India

The ‘Future of Livelihood in India’ is a study being conducted by TARI in collaboration with IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta. This study aims to identify sectors promising the highest potential to drive both economic and employment growth. It will identify the waves of technological disruptions which can affect Indian sectors and the preparedness of the Indian economy for the same. It will also examine the technologies which have the potential to displace human labou…

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Powerlinks SROI Project

TARI is working with Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. (a joint venture of Tata Power Company Limited and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited) to conduct an impact assessment of their CSR projects for the year 2018-19. TARI has adapted the global Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology, developed by Social Value, UK, to incorporate Indian conditions which factors in variable data quality. The methodology is built around an impact map that captures the relati…

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Economic Cost of Food Adulteration in India

India for several years has been known to have the highest burden of Communicable diseases (CDs) in the world, with Malaria and Tuberculosis among the leading causes of death. Simultaneously, India is witnessing an increase in chronic disease related morbidity and mortality due to which Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as a potent threat. Adulteration and contamination of food is a growing problem in India. According to Public Health Foundation of India…

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Study on the Efficiency of Funds Flow Mechanism

Asian Development Bank has commissioned TARI and Thought Arbitrage Consulting jointly to conduct a study on the efficiency of funds flow mechanism of the Aid, Accounts & Audit Division (AAAD), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, GoI. The study will review the process of flow of aid, grants, loans and technical assistance to India by multilateral agencies from the DEA to the implementing agencies at states, centre and other bodies. The stud…

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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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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