KPMG in India thought leadership report
As India faces its deepest recession since independence, infrastructure spending can help spur economic activity and job creation. The USD1.5 trillion (INR111 trillion) National Infrastructure Pipeline should provide a timely stimulus to the economy. This report examines India’s infrastructure needs driven by rapid urbanisation, and the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s Infrastructure Vision 2025 and its goals.
By Narayanan Ramaswamy, Partner and Sector Head, Education and Skill Development, KPMG in India
India’s education sector is rapidly evolving as the world scrambles to come to grips with new social realities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To become a true `knowledge hub’, India urgently needs to cultivate innovative and advanced skills. With this ambition in mind, the National Education Policy (NEP) presents a progressive approach towards much-needed reforms in education, envisioning new learnings in education and skill development as a continually evolving process.
By Mohit Bhasin, Partner and Lead, Economic Development Advisory, KPMG in India
COVID-19 has morphed into a Darwinian “survival of the fittest” test for many businesses; and as the global economy slowly recovers from the outbreak, it is now time for policymakers, enablers, advocates and subject-matter experts to return to the drawing board to chalk out a sustainable and productive roadmap for the Indian start-up ecosystem.
By Abhishek Verma, Partner, Aerospace and Defence, Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH), KPMG in India
India’s war against COVID-19 has brought about a renewed focus on self-reliance, especially in manufacturing. Even as the virus outbreak takes a heavy toll on the economy, it also presents an opportune moment to advance India’s long-harboured ambition of emerging as a world-class defence manufacturing hub. This journey, which begins with strides towards self-reliance, will be shaped by the government’s ability to foster innovation and technology development.
KPMG Mantra Bytes: Unmesh Pawar, Partner and Head – People, Performance & Culture, KPMG in India, in conversation with Zainab Patel, Director, Inclusion and Diversity, KPMG in India
COVID-19 has triggered radical changes in workplace dynamics, with wide-ranging implications for professionals and the HR space at large. As distributed work arrangements become a reality, organisations need to understand how they can protect and motivate their biggest assets: their employees.