This paper examines the technical and economic feasibility of automation in the Indian garment sector and its likely impact on jobs. Based on secondary data analysis and key informant interviews, the paper argues that though technically robotics can displace 80 per cent labour employed in the Indian garment sector, the actual displacement is going to be much lower as, owing to the economic feasibility, automation is going to be restricted to a few garment production processes only. Paper further argues that despite the automation of the certain production processes, Indian garment sector will register healthy employment growth as expansion in domestic garment demand will be more than sufficient to offset the labour-saving effect of technology.
Trade and Innovation
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has released its annual report for 2018 detailing its accomplishments in research, policy recommendation, and collaboration in the following fields: Agriculture, natural resources, and environmental management; human development, labor markets, and poverty; institutions, law, and economics; macroeconomics, finance, and growth; public economics and governance; regional, urban, and rural development; science, technology, and innovation; and trade and industry and international economy.
India and the United States are poised at the threshold of a closer, more productive relationship than at any point in the recent past. India’s economy has advanced and is now the world’s sixth largest. New areas of partnership between India and the US—and particularly India and the Bay Area-Silicon Valley— are emerging as India’s economy is rapidly digitizing. The Bay Area is a major economic partner for India, and opportunities are growing.
This report provides a snapshot of the Canadian economy and outlines the broad alignment of shared interests and values between Canada and the US, California, and the Bay Area.
EuroPACE will develop a scalable on-tax financing mechanism to unlock the huge potential for deployment of energy saving and generation technologies to European households. The scheme is inspired by the successful US PACE scheme that was invented in California in 2008.
In 2007, the Government commissioned what was then known as Nutek (Swedish Business Development Agency) to promote women’s entrepreneurship. The resulting work went on between 2007 and 2009, with an extension to 2010.
In recent years (specifically in the past decade), efforts to increase efficiency and enhance revenue at Ghana’s ports have intensified, with the introduction of reforms such as the Ghana National Single Window, advanced shipping information system, the paperless port, joint destination inspection and a
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services are necessary to spur economic growth especially in the digital age.
This report by Growth Analysis studies the impact of incubators on innovation and growth in incubated companies.
In 2015, 193 United Nations members agreed 17 global goals for “transforming the world” by 2030. But how do we get there? And what are the first steps? Part of the answer is digital entrepreneurship, an area where the developing world faces both an unprecedented challenge and a unique opportunity.