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Current Programmes | Past Programmes

The India Observatory works in partnership with key academic, government and corporate organisations in order to:

  • Support and promote research into economic, social, developmental and cultural issues relevant to India
  • Promote research related to India within LSE by developing and supporting a network of academics from across the school
  • Forge partnerships with India, Asia, Europe and other regions for collaborative research and knowledge sharing issues related to India and Asia
  • Support public-private partnerships for research and dissemination

Current Programmes

Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development

The programme focuses on understanding and evaluating the deployment of AI technologies and prevalent algorithmic approaches with a focus on the enhancement of human capability.

Economic Development in Palanpur, A North Indian Village

The sixth and seventh rounds of study of Palanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - led by Nicholas Stern - examine a perspective from seven decades of economic development in this north Indian village.

Environment Sustainability and Climate Change

The India Observatory works with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative - Karnataka to develop research and programmes related to India on this theme.

Fiscal Policies and Governance of Financial Institutions

This research programme focuses on the current state of governance and stability of financial institutions across the world, with a particular reference to Indian financial institutions. This collaborative research is by Ruth Kattumuri and Rachita Gulati.

Sustainable Human Capital Development

This programme focuses on skilling for human capital development by identifying the link between up-skilling, upward economic mobility and equitable economic development. This programme is led by Ruth Kattumuri.

Urbanisation, Infrastructure and Governance

The LSE India Observatory and the University of Hyderabad, India, partnered jointly on this project. The research was supported by a grant from UKIERI.

Past Programmes

LSE-TISS Collaboration

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and London School of Economics and Political Science research collaboration, supported by the Jamsetji Tata Trust, was launched at LSE on 26th June 2007.

Growth and Inclusion

The project on Sustaining Growth and Promoting Inclusion in India aimed to enhance the understanding of India's growth process, the role of greater inclusion in driving and the sustaining growth and ability of growth to benefit all sections of society.

Reserve Bank of India

Workshops on topics related to Central Banking and Financial markets.

Confederation of Indian Industry

An MoU was signed with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote knowledge and exchange programmes to facilitate interaction on innovations and business practices.

Institute for Financial Management and Research

An MoU was signed with the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in March 2005. The MoU was intended to recognise the general basis for a cooperative and collaborative academic relationship between IFMR and LSE.