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Rajeev Ahuja

To err is human: Can P Chidambaram set an example?

Yet while the law is trying to understand the ‘hygiene’ aspect of those transactions, the Chidambarams are dodging questions.

28 Aug 2019 12:59 AM

Think big to reach goal of a $5 trillion economy, boost healthcare for all

Actually, the relationship between India’s health sector and GDP growth is much more complex.

23 Aug 2019 1:41 AM

We need to cut costs for people with Ayushman Bharat scheme

Consider three different situations that are not just plausible, but in fact, highly probable under PM-JAY.

31 Jul 2019 2:50 AM

Encephalitis deaths not just a healthcare issue

Even when programmes get implemented well on the ground, their impacts remain limited for want of convergence.

11 Jul 2019 6:59 AM

Health for all: Doctors and patients both need help

The frequent violence against medicos is a serious issue that must be dealt with properly.

24 Jun 2019 4:27 AM


Slowdown, jobs Sitharaman’s twin challenges

Budget allocations are reflective of government’s priorities in keeping with its vision and goals.

19 Jun 2019 2:24 AM

Bring new ministers up to speed to fast-track development work

The Prime Minister has himself described his new team as a ‘good combination of youthful energy and administrative experience’.

13 Jun 2019 3:16 AM

To truly develop India, Modi 2.0 needs to focus on strengthening institutions

These elections have probably witnessed the highest levels of tongue-lashings and verbal attacks.

21 May 2019 1:19 AM

Can EC leverage lessons from the social sciences for a more successful ballot?

Another useful insight that comes from behavioural sciences is that people do pay attention to social norms.

10 Apr 2019 2:20 AM

Let’s switch to a new style of presenting Budgets

The Budget speech didn’t convey any sense of the trade-offs and the alternatives considered.

15 Feb 2019 12:31 AM


On development, populism & nation’s interest

The Congress party has been planning to pitch for a national farm loan waiver policy in the forthcoming general election.

06 Feb 2019 2:45 AM

If Priyanka is Cong’s Brahmastra, what is BJP’s?

In sports, it’s a well-known fact that when a weak player plays against a strong opponent, he or she starts playing better.

30 Jan 2019 2:30 AM

Surrogacy Bill: Renting a womb is not like renting a bike!

The need for a legal framework for regulating surrogacy has been widely recognised.

31 Dec 2018 6:37 AM

Systems design thinking needed to solve development problems

To illustrate, Delhi’s public transport system is a good example of lack of systems design thinking.

05 Dec 2018 12:12 AM

PMJAY: Develop metrics to track supply side response

Short term imperatives may be keeping the implementers busy for now but a longer-term view on the supply side is inescapable.

07 Nov 2018 12:06 AM


Swachhta Hi Sewa: Public must be involved to make drive successful

The idea behind SHS actually goes beyond selfish behaviours that drive people to cooperate.

21 Sep 2018 2:08 AM

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Abhiyan through a political lens

PMJAAY has the advantage of the lessons that came from the previous efforts.

13 Sep 2018 1:09 AM

Who funds the rebuilding of Kerala?

Refusing foreign aid is fine if the Central government were to provide adequate financial assistance to rebuild Kerala.

30 Aug 2018 5:11 AM

Let’s talk development: Why the system needs fixing

Availability of resources need not constraint our understanding of linkages and our ability to come up with effective solutions.

22 Aug 2018 12:14 AM

As NDA govt chants ‘we’ve done it, yet again’, Opposition fails to ask right questions

A development economist, formerly with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.

08 Aug 2018 1:51 AM