Books on various topics have been published. They include books Public Policymaking, Trade Policy, Industrial Performance, Private Sector Development in India, Regulatory Governance in Indian Electricity, among others. Selected papers presented at the annual conference have been edited into books.
Public Private Partnership
Editors: G Ramesh, Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Gopal Nail, Anil B Suraj
Publishers: Taylor and Francis Books India Ltd. 2010
The collection of papers brings out the complexities in public private partnerships (PPP) in terms of types, conceptualization, structure, institutions and financing. It covers a broad sweep ranging from infrastructure to services and utilities; from global to Indian states. The methodology is primarily empirical but thrust is on conceptualization of PPP in its various forms and frameworks.
PPP is still a practitioner’s field but is growing in size and significance; and is a solution to failures of public system and the consequent privatisation. It is a major attraction to policy makers and funding agencies given its middle of the road approach. The papers in the book were selected from a conference on PPP held by Center for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 2008. It seeks to raise several important conceptual issues and addresses some of them.
Urban Infrastructure and Governance
Editors: G Ramesh, Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Gopal Naik, Anil B Suraj
Publishers: Taylor and Francis Books India Ltd. 2010
The book contains a selection of papers presented at the Third International conference on Public Policy and Management held in 2008 at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, on Urban Governance and its multiple perspectives. The papers are grouped into sub themes of Urban Growth and Plan, Governance through Partnership and Participation, and Financing Infrastructure. These papers are written in the context of providing for urban growth and infrastructure through better governance and financial reforms. With several cases from developing nations, the book dwells on policy as well as implantation and the governance of the same in terms of institutional process, partnerships and participation, and financial reforms. It brings in fresh insights on partnerships and participation in relation to governance. One of the highlights of the book is that it looks at financial mobilization and reform as a strategy for governance and how these itself can be an instrument of governance.
Public Policymaking in India
Author: R V Vaidyanatha Ayyar.
Publishers: Pearson Publishing 2009
In our country, policy study has not received as much attention as it ought to have. Policymaking has two aspects: the technical aspect of developing technically sound policy proposals, and the entrepreneurial and political aspect of getting policy proposals approved. The policy professional in government or the policy entrepreneur outside the government has to be much more than a policy analyst; he needs to have a good understanding of: How government functions, how policy decisions come to be made, the environment in which government is embedded, the interplay between the government and the environment, and how the interplay affects policy choice. By illuminating this critical but neglected area of policymaking, this book fills a critical gap and that too at a moment when policy training, education and research are poised for a great leap forward.
Trade Policy, Industrial Performance and Private Sector Devt. in India, New Delhi
Publishers: Oxford University Press, 2008
The papers in this volume were prepared under ADB’s technical assistance and one of the Hub institutions who helped put the volume together was the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Contributors included Prof. Chiranjib Sen and Prof. Subhashish Gupta from IIMB. The volume deals with critical issues concerning trade policy, industrial performance, and private sector development in India. It discusses the infrastructure bottlenecks that have constrained high growth in manufacturing and in the services sector and highlights the fact that inadequate infrastructure impedes growth of exports and that the public sector alone cannot meet investment requirements. The volume also addresses urgent issues constraining manufacturing growth and exports. These include the role of small scale sectors in supporting growth and exports and non-tariff barriers in India's export destinations. Finally, it underlines the ongoing debate to understand the link between trade and income distribution. This is an important issue in India because the Eleventh Five Year Plan emphasizes not just high growth but inclusive growth. The book is a useful reference for policymakers. It also helps students and researchers of trade and development economics in identifying and analyzing key issues in this area.
The Practice and Politics of Regulation: Regulatory Governance in Indian Electricity
Authors: Navroz K Dubhash, D Narasimha Rao
Publishers: Macmillan, 2007
Jointly published by the Centre for Public Policy and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, the book examines the practice of electricity regulation in India, using case studies of three state-level electricity regulators. Based on documentary analysis and interviews with regulators, government, utilities and stakeholders, it tries to unravel how regulation is shaped by institutional and political context, how regulators make decisions in practice, and how they engage with stakeholders and with what effects.