India Development Report 2012-13

Paperback | March 15, 2013

byS. Mahendra Dev

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India has done well on many indicators of progress in the post-reform period. However, a lot remains to be done as the economy is confronted with macroeconomic challenges such as high inflation, high current account deficit, depreciation of the rupee, high fiscal deficit, and decline inexports. The India Development Report 2012-13 assesses many such contemporary problems keeping in view the objectives of the Twelfth Five Year Plan, and examines the post-reform performance and policies that are needed in the next decade to achieve various economic, social, and environmental goalsof the nation. Using a combination of rich empirical data and rigorous analysis, the Report covers:* macroeconomic developments and an assessment of the growth process;* the recent high and persistent consumer price inflation;* the pro-cyclical nature of fiscal policies;* performance and key policy issues in agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors;* issues related to borrowings of Indian firms;* sustainability of and access to energy resources;* coverage and quality of urban civic services, urban migration, and urban mobility;* poverty, inequality and human development; and* emerging issues such as corruption and climate change.It includes a statistical appendix which is a valuable source of information on the macroeconomic trends.

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India has done well on many indicators of progress in the post-reform period. However, a lot remains to be done as the economy is confronted with macroeconomic challenges such as high inflation, high current account deficit, depreciation of the rupee, high fiscal deficit, and decline inexports. The India Development Report 2012-13 asse...

S. Mahendra Dev is Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 11.02 × 8.46 × 0.01 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of TablesList of FiguresList of BoxesList of Statistical ProfileList of AbbreviationsList of Contributors1. Overview - India's Experience with Reforms: What Next?2. Macroeconomic Overview: The Growth Story3. Propagation Mechanisms in Inflation: Governance as Key4. Fiscal Deficits, Credibility, and Inflation Persistence: Lessons from Thatcher and Volker Disinflation5. Is Fiscal Policy in India Pro-cyclical?6. Performance and Key Policy Issues of Indian Agriculture7. Sectoral Linkages, Multipliers, and the Role of Agriculture8. Services-led Growth, Employment, Skill and Job Quality: A Study of Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Urban India9. The 'Miracle' Still Waiting to Happen: Performance of India's Manufactured Exports in Comparison to China10. Borrowing of Indian Firms11. Sustainability of Biomass Energy in India: The Case of Biodiesel Production from Tree Borne Oils12. Access to Modern Energy Services-The Road Not Taken13. Provision of Civic and Environmental Services in the Urban Centre of India: Present Trends and the Way Forward14. On the Internal Mobility of Indians: Knowledge Gaps and Emerging Concerns15. Poverty in India and Its Decompositions: A Critical Appraisal of the New Methods16. Indian Inequality: Patterns and Changes, 1993-201017. Promoting Human Development in India: Scope for Distributive Options18. Challenges for Right to Education in India19. Prosecuting Corruption in India: Evidence from KarnatakaA Statistical Profile of India's Development