Data Narratives

AIDIS 2019: Lower assets and higher indebtedness for Indian households

Topics: Economy

Between 2012 and 2018, Indian households’ saw the value of their assets decline and their debt go ...

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By Ankur Bhardwaj

22 October 2021

By Ashwini Deshpande

11 April 2021 | Economy, Education, Gender Equality, Gender Gap, Gender Gap Rankings, Women, World Economic Forum

Out of the 156 countries included in the 2021 edition of the Global Gender Gap Report produced by the World Economic Forum, India is at the 17th position - from the bottom, i.e. at 140. What is the significance of this ranking and how is it computed? Read more

By Ankur Bhardwaj

5 April 2021 | China, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Economy, GDP, India, Middle Class, Per Capita Income, Poverty

This analysis by Pew Research Centre shows the damage done to the Indian economy and livelihoods by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. At the start of another fiscal year, India is seeing a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections which is being called the second wave. This analysis points to the dangers of the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on the Indian economy for an extended period. Read more

By Sugat Chaturvedi, Sabyasachi Das & Kanika Mahajan

19 March 2021 | Democracy, Gender, Politics, Sanitation

According to the Inter Parliamentary Union 2021 report on Women in Politics, women occupy only 25.5% seats in national parliaments or the highest governing bodies at the national level. Their dismal numerical representation in the political sphere not only cripples the goal of achieving gender equality but also undermines women’s substantive representation. Read more

By Bhaskar Dutta

15 February 2021 | Budget, Economy

Any evaluation of major policy documents such as the annual budget must keep the context in mind. This is particularly true at this juncture because these have been extraordinary times with the global pandemic having battered practically every national economy. The Indian economy has suffered more than most others with GDP plummeting by 7.7 percent during the last financial year. What is worse is that it is the bottom third of the population that has suffered the most. Read more

By Ankur Bhardwaj & Vibhav Khandelwal

9 February 2021 | Covid-19, Covid-19 Fatality, Covid-19 Testing, Urbanization

India entered a three-week lockdown to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in the month of March 2020. The first lockdown was announced on 24 March and remained in effect from 25 March 2020 to 14 April 2020. Ever since, attempts have been made to try and understand how India has fared with the coronavirus pandemic and how the country of more than 1.3 billion people has handled it. Read more