Social network analysis has been used in fields as diverse as epidemiology and counterterrorism. Now, WRI experts have devised a guidebook for applying social network analysis to environmental interventions and sustainable development.
Ahmedabad uses a unique process to make sure that new developments receive city services.
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad, India, by analyzing the land pooling and readjustment mechanism called Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews the...
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines the processes of transformative change and the conditions both enabling and inhibiting it in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra state, India. Many initiatives...
Breaking up India's greenhouse gases by sector illustrates progress and hot spots for the world's third-largest emitter.
More than half the villages of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are affected by a peculiar issue of tenurial ambiguity called “orange areas.” This issue impacts nearly 1.2 million hectares and 1.5 million, largely poor, landless and tribal families, that depend on these lands for food, fuel,...
To keep global temperatures below levels that will unleash the most damaging impacts of a changing climate, we need nothing less than the kind of all-out effort that brought about the moonshot of the 20th century. One place to look for inspiration for this effort is India.
In this conversation with Lawrence MacDonald, vice president for communications at WRI, a leading Indian economist discusses the country's prospects for transitioning to a low-carbon, high-efficiency economy, and what the world can learn from their successes.
Persuading people to use energy more efficiently has long been heralded as a simple, effective way to tackle climate change. The problem lies in the persuasion. Behavioral science offers some clues to solutions.
A debate in Delhi about how to finance the metro rail system offers lessons for the rest of the world. WRI India CEO O.P. Agarwal explains.