Lydia Powell

Lydia Powell is the head of the Observer Research Foundation’s Centre for Resources Management.

India’s National ID: Entitlement to a Number

Will a new national ID actually fix any of India’s problems?

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India: Combating Poverty With Technology?

Can tech-based solutions, like a new national identity card system, really fix India’s poverty challenges?

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Women and Energy in India

As long as there is a surplus of illiterate poor women, why would millions of poor households in India switch from using firewood and animal dung for fuel?

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Is India’s Economic Growth Sustainable?

Do traditional measures of economic growth and progress emperil the sustainable use of our natural resources?

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India’s Modern Economic History: A Brief Review

Has India pursued policies of economic growth without adequately ensuring the gains are fairly shared?

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