India 2012: The Challenges of Governance

Posted: 8 May 2012

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Lakshmi Iyer

Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit

Richard Vietor

Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit

Date Written: April 4, 2012

Abstract

In January 2012, the government of India faced significant challenges to achieving three key objectives of high growth, inclusive development, and improved governance. The economy was experiencing a growth slowdown, persistently high inflation, and infrastructure and energy deficits. Policy reforms were hampered by several recent corruption scandals, widespread citizen protests against corruption, and disagreements with coalition partners. Could India make the right decisions needed to lift hundreds of millions of citizens out of poverty?

Learning Objective: Discuss the role of political institutions in economic development; familiarize students with recent developments in India's economic and business environment.

Suggested Citation

Iyer, Lakshmi and Vietor, Richard H. K., India 2012: The Challenges of Governance (April 4, 2012). Harvard Business School BGIE Unit Case No. 712-038. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2053217

Lakshmi Iyer (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit ( email )

Cambridge, MA
United States

Richard H. K. Vietor

Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit ( email )

Cambridge, MA
United States
617-495-6460 (Phone)

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