Survey of Direct Selling Companies in India

Pahle India Foundation (PIF) undertook a research study to assess the pain points of Direct Selling Companies doing business in India at present. The study sought to find out the regulatory hurdles faced by Direct Selling Companies while carrying out business across different states in India. The study also covered the business challenges and legal […]

Study of Private Sector Experience with Inspection in India

The aim of the study – commissioned by World Bank and undertaken by PwC – was to obtain an understanding of the effectiveness of inspection system, the use of risk-based regulation, the implementation of self-certification and third-party certification schemes and some overall assessment of the business environment with respect to relevant private sector organisations. For […]

Review of State Level Implementation Strategy – AHANA Program

Project AHANA is Plan India’s national programme working towards an AIDS-free generation in partnership with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Parent to child transmission is a major route of HIV infection among children. To turn the tide, the Government of India […]

Study towards Building Sector Specific Value Chains between India and Pakistan

This project complements the overall aim of strengthening regional cooperation and trade development in South Asia, a principal area of focus for BRIEF. The study proposes to fill the lacunae in the existing literature and take the case forward by assessing and analysing the complementarity of specific value chains of select commodities/sectors/clusters and the mechanism […]

Cross-LoC trade: Enhancing Opportunities and Expanding Constituencies

Following successful completion of the study on Cross-LoC Trade: Creating Positive Constituencies with Conciliation Resources and presentation of report, Trading Confidence: A Compelling Case for Cross Line of Control Trade, BRIEF has started phase two of the study with the aim of taking forward the recommendations from the previous study. The objective of the current […]

Conducting Evaluation Study of Capital Investment in GFSS Scheme and Infrastructure Plan-I implemented by Energy Department, Govt. of Maharashtra

The Dept. of Statistics & Economics, Planning Dept. of Govt. of Maharashtra initiated this evaluation study with multi-pronged objectives including evaluation of physical and financial achievement of the schemes, identifying problems during its implementation, the scheme’s effectiveness and adequacy as well as evaluation of the impact of the scheme on village and semi-urban consumers. CRIS […]

Democracy Survey

Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a New Delhi based research think tank, has commissioned a multinational study titled ‘Democracy Survey’. The objective of the study is to seek opinion of the public in general on democracy and is aimed at understanding the citizens’ perceptions on identified areas around the prevailing political environment in selected countries. BRIEF […]

Pursuing Reforms at Indian Ports to Improve the Trading Environment for International Business

The project “Pursuing Reforms at Indian Ports to Improve the Trading Environment for International Business” aims at pursuing, promoting and facilitating identified procedural reforms, supporting their implementation and positively impacting policy-making in four broad areas: Information Exchange Platforms Container Freight Stations (CFS) PPP Projects at Ports Trade Facilitation Committee Meetings (PTFC & CCFC) This current […]