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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    India

    This paper investigates the urbanization
    of the Indian manufacturing sector by combining enterprise
    data from formal and informal sectors. It finds that plants
    in the formal sector are moving away from urban and into
    rural locations, while the informal sector is moving from
    rural to urban locations. Although the secular trend for
    India's manufacturing urbanization has slowed down, the
    localized importance of education and infrastructure has

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2013
    India

    The report is organized into three
    chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of
    India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective
    on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the
    spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio
    of settlements. The review is based on a careful, spatially
    detailed analysis of data from economic and demographic
    censuses, annual surveys of industry, national sample

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    India

    In India, land continues to be of
    enormous economic, social, and symbolic relevance. The main
    purpose of this report is to review new empirical evidence
    on land administration and land policy, as well as the
    possible interaction between the two, to derive policy
    conclusions. The empirical basis for the discussion of land
    administration is provided by a review of land records,
    survey and settlement, and land registration in 14 states.

  4. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    India

    This note summarizes the key findings of
    the attached consultant report. India is still primarily a
    rural, agrarian economy in which land use and land rights
    are an emotional issue. Prior to 1990 the presumption was
    that only residual land (non agricultural) would be made
    available for industrial use and because the state was the
    principal industrial investor the state would acquire any
    land needed. After 1990 the expectation was that private

  5. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    India

    In India, land continues to be of
    enormous economic, social, and symbolic relevance. The way
    in which land can be accessed and its ownership documented
    is at the core of the livelihood of the large majority of
    the poor, especially in rural and tribal areas and
    determines the extent to which increasingly scarce natural
    resources are managed. Land policies and administration are
    critical determinants of the transaction cost associated

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    India, Southern Asia

    This paper attempts to assess the impact of trade liberalization on growth, poverty, and food security in India with the help of a national-level computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. The results show that the gross domestic product (GDP) growth and income-poverty reduction projected to occur following trade liberalization do not necessarily improve the food security and/or nutritional status of the poor.

  7. Library Resource
    India

    Although opinions on impacts of land market transfers are sharply divided, few studies explore the welfare and productivity effects of land markets on a larger scale. This paper uses a large Indian panel spanning almost 20 years, together with a climatic shock (rainfall) indicator, to assess the productivity and equity effects of market-mediated land transfers (sale and purchase) compared with non-market ones (inheritance). The analysis shows that frequent shocks increase land market activity, an effect that is mitigated by the presence of safety nets and banks.

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