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Briefing paper

India-Australia relations likely to get stronger

This paper argues that after a decline in Sino-Indian relations, which appears unlikely to improve in the near term, India has maintained a subtle foreign policy approach in its relationship with China, while deepening its relationship with Australia and other regional partners.
Report

US ties to allies under the Biden Administration

This report argues that President Biden may be more predictable and less transactional than Trump, but the world order has witnessed a significant change. Moreover, while the new US president has made working with allies and multilateralism a priority, his primary challenges are domestic.
Conference paper

Integrated project delivery adoption framework for construction projects in India

The project delivery system and the contracting strategy adopted are the main governing factor that decides the success of a construction project in terms of time, cost, and quality. With the rising complexity of projects and stringent legal regulations, traditional practices turn out to be...
Report

The US-India relationship after Trump: a return to convention?

This paper argues that foreign policy is high on the agenda for the United States and the world will be watching the Biden Administration’s approach to crucial issues, New Delhi being no exception. While there could be differences over some issues, the relationship is likely...
Policy report

Critical technologies and the Indo-Pacific

This report argues that as the India-Australia bilateral relationship continues to grow and evolve, both governments should invest in the construction of a new India–Australia partnership on technology. The foundation for such a partnership already exists, and further investment areas of complementary interests could stimulate...
Working paper

Child responsive budgeting as a public finance management tool: a case of Karnataka, India

As the spread of COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated across the globe, impinging on all the three components of Human Development Index (HDI) – income, health and education, the UNDP 2020 Human Development Perspectives estimates a fall in human development to the levels of deprivation that...
Report

The Australia–India strategic partnership: accelerating security cooperation in the Indo–Pacific

This paper suggests that the existing constraints on the India–Australia security partnership, while real and important to recognise, are not insurmountable. In most instances, they can be navigated by officials on both sides.
Briefing paper

Can India decouple from China? Geopolitics and the bid for self-reliance

Concerns over India’s economic dependence on China have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent India-China border tensions. This has caused India to push towards a decoupling from China in critical sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Conference paper

Site layout planning through BIM visualisation - a case study

The paper here explores minimisation of wastes on construction sites, as defined by Lean Construction, using a BIM model highlighting the construction site layout planning to visualise the various aspects of space constraints, access routes, safety considerations, and a visual approach to progress monitoring and...
Working paper

Determining gender budgeting in multi-level federalism

Gender budgeting is a public policy innovation intended to transform governments’ objectives to women’s empowerment into budgetary commitments.