Purvaja Modak

Researcher, Geoeconomic Studies and Manager, Research Office, Gateway House

Purvaja Modak is a Researcher for Geoeconomic Studies and Manager for the Research Office at Gateway House. She holds a Masters degree in Economics (MA) from the University of Mumbai with a focus on international trade, finance and regional monetary arrangements. She finished her Bachelors in Economics (BA) from Jai Hind College. Purvaja has previously held Research Assistant and Research Associate positions in her academic departments at both Bachelors and Masters levels. She has also interned at Reliable Investments, an exclusive franchisee of Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd.

Recent projects

RadioFarda Courtesy: Radio Farda
28 February 2019 Gateway House

FATF: global terrorist financing watchdog

After the Pulwama attack of 14 February 2019, Pakistan has come under the international scanner for its support and financing of terrorist groups. At a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris last week, it was pulled up for its inability to choke terrorist financing. This primer illustrates the role of the FATF in tackling terrorist financing and money-laundering, and studies its recent review of Pakistan
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14 September 2018 Gateway House

LEI, a gold standard for financial transparency

Ten years after the global financial crisis, some reform has come about. To further transparency, the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), proposed by the G20, is a code used to identify the parties that participate in financial transactions around the world. While its benefits and applications are abundant and will reduce systemic vulnerability, its global implementation is complex and slow. This primer shows why – and also why the LEI should be urgently and widely adopted
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2 July 2018 T20 Argentina 2018

A global framework for tracing Beneficial Ownership

In a policy brief for Argentina's G20 Presidency in 2018, K.N. Vaidyanathan, Akshay Mathur and Purvaja Modak discuss the challenge and propose policy recommendations for transparency in cross-border financial transactions
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10 August 2017 Gateway House

Argentina: in the ascendant

Once a laggard, Argentina is now a rising star in South America. Its economy is recovering, GDP growth is stable and financial reforms have taken hold. In 2018, it will host the presidency of the G20, its first step onto the global stage after over a decade in isolation. With Argentina’s G20 agenda fully aligned with India’s priorities, how can India gain?
G20Insight_Climate_Decentralized-consumer-driven-model Courtesy: Wikipedia
7 April 2017 G20 Insights

A decentralized, consumer-driven model for the solar eco-system

The transition to renewable energy is hampered by the lack of suitable, affordable products and specialised financing for its infrastructure. This infographic, as part of a policy brief put forth by Gateway House, set to be tabled at the 2017 Hamburg G20 conference, outlines an ecosystem to overcome these hurdles