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Rajeev Ahuja

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

National Health Protection Mission: Set it up for success

The fact that the national health scheme is being accorded the top most priority is quite evident from the speed with which things are moving.

21 Jun 2018 5:34 AM

Modi govt’s report card: An evolving document that can be improvised

The report card also includes performance dashboard consisting of 20 indicators to track progress on selected initiatives on a real time basis.

07 Jun 2018 6:08 AM

Health and wellness centres: Some concerns remain

HWCs are designed to provide wide array of primary care services: preventive, promotive, palliative, rehabilitative and basic curative care.

20 Apr 2018 1:38 AM

Is hospital care getting prioritised over primary healthcare in India?

Ideally, a strong primary healthcare system must precede any financial protection intervention at scale for hospitalisation costs.

30 Mar 2018 3:26 AM