Challenges to health service systems in China and India

Written by Madhurima Nundy. The historical pathway for the emergence of China and India as global players has been different. The different political regimes have shaped the development of the economy and social sectors. These socio-economic and political differences have shaped health service development in both countries. While up to the 1970s the pathway of health …

One Year of Modi Government

Written by Pravakar Sahoo. High inflation, dwindling growth, low investor confidence, and policy paralysis in the years before the 2014 general election resulted in high expectations from Indian industry, investors and the people at large: everyone looked to the new government, led by Prime Minister Modi, to ease their pain and bring the economy back on …

What has India Learned from China’s Labour Reforms?

Written by Pravakar Sahoo. China’s relatively flexible and business-friendly labour laws have ensured continued investment in the manufacturing sector. By contrast, investors find labour laws in India restrictive. India, a democracy, has also found it harder than China to undertake labour and wage reforms. Rapid globalization challenged China’s leaders to design market-friendly labour laws and …