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The India Observatory, set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. It is involved in public policy engagement in and with India and also works in collaboration with international partners for generation and exchange of knowledge on India and its position in the world. More about IO »



Rethinking the Global Monetary System

The global financial crisis has shaken up the international financial architecture. Regulatory changes and unconventional monetary policies have mainly served the interests of advanced economies. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, would like to see more coordination to reduce volatility and a more effective “global safety net” to protect those most vulnerable.

Organised with IGA, South Asia Centre and the High Commission of India.


A More Sustainable Energy Strategy for India

Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Nicholas Stern compared two energy trajectories for India; business-as-usual and a low energy scenario. The speakers assessed the feasibility of the low energy path in terms of the various policy changes needed to make it a reality.

Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute

Podcast available


Global Agenda: COP21 and global warming

Dr Ruth Kattumuri recently participated on a panel discussing what should be done at the UN climate negotiations conference in Paris during December 2015. This event was organised by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.

The discussion was recorded and is available to watch on NHK World

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India: The Sustainable Green Growth Challenge

Jairam Ramesh, Chair of the Future Earth Engagement Committee and former Indian Minister, gave a lecture at LSE on 14th October to launch his new book Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India.

Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute

Podcast available

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