Economic Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

Many legacy laws in India prevent women from choosing to work or deter their employment. Outdated prohibitory and discriminatory Indian laws continue to restrict women’s economic participation. Someplace entry barriers for women job-seekers, others increase the costs of employing women. We have built an exhaustive list of legal provisions passed by the Union and state governments and a cross-state analysis of laws that sanction economic discrimination against women. Our work will give Centre and State governments a comprehensive repeal and amendment agenda assisting them to meet Sustainable Development Goal 5.1.1.
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State-level Ease of Doing Business Transformation in India

Three decades since the liberalisation of India’s economy, businesses in India grapple with burdensome and arbitrary regulations that thwart their growth. Trayas works with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship and State governments as a strategy, research, and policy lead for Ease of Doing Business transformation at the state-level with governments of Punjab and Tamil Nadu. We identify technically correct reforms, support implementation of recommendations, and enable effective dissemination of research findings to further the states’ efforts for the ease of doing business.

Unveiling Use of Government Orders in Private School Regulation

Private schools in India cater to over 120 million. Despite their remarkable growth in the last decade, they grapple with policy prejudice and regulatory burdens that limit their growth and quality. While researchers have evaluated select regulatory and policy aspects of education governance, there is no substantive research inquiry into the use and impact of  subordinate legislations. In collaboration with Central Square Foundation, Trayas will collect, categorise and analyse government orders and resolutions issued to regulate private schools. Executed in six States, the database will serve as a public good and advance our collective understanding of school regulation.