Budget 2018

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Where is the Nudge Unit?

The Indian government had promised to set up a Nudge Unit and use the insights of behavioural economics to shape public policy. The 2018 Union budget revealed no signs of it.

Takshashila Completes the Third Cogitatum

Takshashila successfully concluded the third Cogitatum on Unpacking the Budget in February 2018. The discussants were awarded certificates for their participation. Cogitatum is an four-week online discussion on a specific policy issue that is in the news cycle. The previous...

Preserving India’s Diplomatic Influence on a Shoestring Budget

To compete diplomatically with a rising China, India will need to make greater investments in its diplomats.