India's large workforce, second in size only to China's, characterizes its economy. A large, well-educated and English-speaking population has made India a leading hub for IT and ITes. India is among the top-five producers of pharmaceutical drugs by volume. Apart from inflation and imbalanced development, poor infrastructure and corruption have also crippled economic growth and investment.
Features and benefits
* Understand how India can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country. * Gain an understanding of the political situation in India, including key figures in the country and governance indicators. * Understand customer demographics in India through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
The PESTLE analysis of India identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework. The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in India, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators. The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of India's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
Your key questions answered
* How does India perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends? * What is the legal structure in India and are the laws conducive to investment? * How does India perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies? * How does India perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
Table Of Contents
Country Analysis Report: India, In-depth PESTLE Insights OVERVIEW Catalyst Summary Key findings PESTLE highlights Key fundamentals KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION Key facts Geographical location PESTLE ANALYSIS Summary Political analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks Economic analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks Social analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks Technological analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks Legal analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks Environmental analysis Overview Current strengths Current challenges Future prospects Future risks POLITICAL LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution Pre-1950s 1950-90 1991-2003 2004-2014 The general elections in April and May 2009 saw the unexpected victory of the INC party. Dr. Singh, an Oxford-educated economist, is the only individual to have been re-elected following a full term since the time of the first prime minister. The Singh government was expected to accelerate the pace of reforms after its reelection. However, in 2010, India's corruption issues came to the fore with high-level investigations and arrests due to irregularities concerning the Commonwealth Games and the 2G spectrum awards. The Commonwealth Games scandal involved gross negligence of officials overseeing the organization of games and alleged misappropriation of funds, while the 2G scandal related to the sale of broadband licenses for far below market prices, estimated by the CAG to have cost the government INR1.76 trillion ($28.7 billion). These allegations and scams have tarnished the image of the government, and have led to nationwide protests. In the mid 2014 general elections, under Mr. Narendra Modi's leadership, the BJP witnessed a massive electoral victory and formed government. Structure and policies Key political figures Structure and policies Structure of government Key policies Economic Social Foreign Performance Governance indicators Outlook ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution 1947-90 1991-2013 Structure and policies Financial system Performance GDP and growth rate Fiscal situation External position International investment position Monetary situation Indian stock markets Outlook SOCIAL LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution Family welfare plans Social security reforms in India Structure and policies [Missing title] Education Healthcare Social welfare Performance Healthcare Income distribution Education Outlook TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution IT Telecommunications Structure and policies Intellectual property RandD Technology agreements and pacts Performance Important sectors Research and Development Outlook LEGAL LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution Structure and policies Judicial system Relations between the central government and the states Tax regulations Labor law Social security VAT and customs duty on exports Performance Effectiveness of the legal system Outlook ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE Summary Evolution Structure and policies Environmental regulations Environmental actions Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts Performance Environmental impact Outlook APPENDIX Ask the analyst Disclaimer