Strategy - Implementation Gap limiting India's growth

India and China are often compared to be the superpowers of tomorrow. But the approach of the two countries has been quite different. While China has grown over series of forced decisions like one-child policy and controlled yuan, India has progressed through IT, outsourcing, cost effective labor and export oriented industrial network.
But Is it the maximum that we could have extracted from the growing economy? Does the improvement in economic indicators over the period justify the actions and reforms taken by the government throughout this period? No, and one major reason of this under achievement is the Strategy-Implementation gap. Delayed projects, dissatisfied people, lame excuses are all the outcome of this gap that seems to be widening by each passing day.
Every time we have seen that numerous steps are taken for the improvement of each sector but the ultimate benefits that reach bottom of the pyramid is petite. Whether it is compulsory education policy of Children, restrictions to Child labor, Central government health schemes or Girl education allowance, the benefits of the schemes doesn’t to be reaching the actual needy but is all vanished during it way to implementation.
Strategies cannot solely help the growth of the country and its people. The sound implementation of the same is equally essential to reap the true benefits of the scheme. Singapore is the biggest example of perfect strategy execution, and the outcome is in front of our eyes.
Following are the things, I believe, India can do to have successful implementation of the policies:
1. Follow a closed loop policy framework: For the implementation of any scheme or strategy it is necessary to have solid control mechanism over each step of implementation. The ultimate benefit reached from the policy should be fed back to the top to verify that the policy has reaped its intended benefits or not.

2. Have multiple out of loop feedback links: To have a true picture of Strategy-Implementation gap it is beneficial to have more than one feedback mechanism to avoid any possibility of data manipulation.

3. Mixed work force for implementation: A mixed workforce of experienced old people and enthusiastic young generation should be involved for policy implementation. This would add dimensions to the implementation.
Today, in spite of being world’s most populated country, Why China has been able to sustain its growth is only because of successful implementation of its policies. If a strict one-child policy can be implemented in such a vast country, I believe there is no policy that cannot be implemented or controlled in India.

GAURAV

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