The project aims to scrutinize the predictions and suggestions made by consulting companies, etc., vis-à-vis the realities of the past few years. The reports will assess the cost that the government and other institutions made to pay to implement the myopic and fancy recommendations. This report will debunk the false prophecies by the big consultancy companies with facts and numbers.
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The Project has studied the factors maximizing human potential. The existing approach solely focuses on Education, Health, Skills (Human Capital Index, World Bank), which are pseudo-tangibles but give a narrow view on human potential. Beyond these factors, a whole gamut of intangibles play a crucial role in unlocking real human potential. This is the study of Real Intangibles leveraging human potential in the context of achievements and success, irrespective of the availability of material factors. These intangibles are expandable and can be managed, and should become part of the Human Development Ecosystem.
We have interviewed 32 super-achievers who have risen to the top position with minimal resources and privileges about what they thought are critical factors in their success.
Under the current model of consumption ‘take-make-dispose’, energy, labor, and natural inputs are all termed as waste right after consumption of the product. The resources are finitely available and our demands are increasing exponentially. To conserve the natural resources, we need to vertically retain their value in the supply chain via innovations in technological, social, and business operations – A Circular Economy Model.
A circular economy is a model of regenerative production which aims to prove that economic growth doesn’t necessarily lead to environmental degradation if the resources are managed strategically. It proposes a model of ‘Minimal waste’ by keeping the material input in the circular loop either by reusing, then refurbishing or recycling until the final value is degraded to zero. Even with the zero value, the material could be shredded and used as a raw material. This way, a product enters a circular process, and thus, pressure on natural resources is reduced.
Indian Culture is multi-dimensional and heterogenous with a shared identity. The country has a Ministry of Culture and a ‘mission’ but does not yet have a National Culture Policy. Thus, the World Intellectual Foundation (WIF) thought of putting together a Draft Culture Policy for India to fill the void of a much-needed framework for a composite culture that has survived onslaughts for at least 5000 years.
The policy paper, built on available resource materials and interviews of stakeholders, attempts to empower individuals through suggestions of improving the existing ecosystem for a rich cultural identity of India.
A country’s contribution can never be measured in numbers or by the number of wars it has won, but rather by the impact it has left on the world over the centuries.
One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India, is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad attractions, the country covers an area of 3.28 million km2, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which gives the country a distinct geographical entity. Being the second most populous country in the world, the country has contributed in numerous ways one could think of.
The Project aims to throw light upon the country’s contribution to the world through ancient times and encompasses 9 dimensions, which are:
- Science and Technology
- Philosophical and Spirituality
Based on the geo-climatic and socio-economic conditions, a few states in India are more vulnerable to specific natural disasters than others. Frequent natural disasters have resulted in human casualties and the loss of physical capital.
Moreover, natural disasters adversely affect different sectors of the economy and livelihoods of millions of poor people in developing nations. During the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters also increased the government’s fiscal pressure through rehabilitation and relief distribution measures.
World Intellectual Foundation collaborated with one of the top Think Tanks in the European Union, the Centre for International Relations, and published two papers, namely Media Literacy and The Future of Democracy.
‘Media literacy’ focuses on solutions to the paradox of a wide media reach due to several social media platforms and a decline in media and information literacy. Whereas ‘The Future of Democracy’ focuses on addressing the arbitrary power exercised by social media platforms which compromises governance and challenges democracy.
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