Socio-Economic Transformation

India is in the midst of a transformation. Spurred on by the economic liberalisation in the 1990s, the country has gradually moved ahead on a path of industrial and technological modernisation and a further integration into the global markets. The rise of the middle class has challenged existing traditions and values. Urban areas have become the hub of employment and witnessed social progression, triggering an ever-growing migration towards cities. The thrust for modernisation as well as burgeoning household consumption, over the years, have pushed up the demand for electricity, whose production has mostly been based on fossil fuels, creating social and environmental problems. Consequently, today, the numbers of young Indians that want a future based on new technologies and ideas is steadily on the rise. Furthermore, digitalisation is disrupting old business models and traditions, and new ways of living are emerging.

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Events

Tuesday, 04.01.2022 | Event

Digital Transformation of Informal Sector- Challenges and Opportunities for EdTech

Digital Transformation of Informal Sector- Challenges and Opportunities for EdTech

EdTech can provide escape velocity for the informal sector workers to get out of their low-skill- low wage vicious cycle and shift orbit to a higher…


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Friday, 17.12.2021 | Event

An all-inclusive and cross-sectoral approach is must for ecological and economic sustainability of people and planet

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In a highlight event for 2021, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES India) and SPROUTS brought together global leaders and progressive-thinkers from across…


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Thursday, 11.11.2021 | Event

2nd International Sustainability Conference (ISC 2021) - Nov 12-14, 2021

2nd International Sustainability Conference (ISC 2021) - Nov 12-14, 2021

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES India) and SPROUTS brings together global leaders and progressive-thinkers to enthuse, drive action and accelerate a new…


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Publications

Bhatnagar, Aryaman

India and the geopolitics of COVID-19

Turning crisis into opportunity
NewDelhi, 2021

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The new normal

within me, around me
NewDelhi, 2021

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Eckstein, Iona; Mawii, Zothan

Workplace monitoring: data collection practices and emerging risks for low wage workers in India

NewDelhi, 2020

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