India’s Opportunities and Challenges

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.

India is the world’s second most populous country, and the largest democracy. In a series of video commentaries starting today, I’ll take a look at challenges India is facing both internally and externally. Today, the gap between the people we have and equipping them with the skills they need to earn livelihoods to be productive.

Next week and thereafter, I’ll take a look at education; relations with Pakistan and the U.S.; and India’s nuclear policy.