On Thursday, June 19, US India Policy Institute (USIPI) will be holding a Symposium to discuss India's economic growth and development strategies to create jobs and alleviate poverty against the backdrop of the new BJP leadership.
Topics of discussion include:
1. Growth and Inclusiveness Strategy of the new NDA Government
2. Economic Growth and Job Creation, Future of US-India Partnership
3. Regional Growth
4. Anti-Poverty projects, Local Governance, Human Development and Social Programs
Dr. Abusaleh Shariff
Executive Director and Chief Scholar, US-India Policy Institute.
Dr.Shariff is India's eminent Human Development Economist and the chief author of Government of India's Sachar Committee Report.
Ambassador Islam A. Siddiqui
He is the Senior Advisor at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Earlier he was the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative under the President Obama Administration.
Dr. Vijayendra Rao
As a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank, Dr. Rao has published on a variety of subjects that include dowries and domestic violence in India, the economics of celebrations, sex work in Calcutta, participatory development, village democracy and deliberation and inter-disciplinary approaches to public policy.</p>
Program: June 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Session 1: A Fine Balance? Growth and Inclusiveness Strategy of NDA, 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Session 2: Structure of Growth and Job Creation, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 3: Political Economy of Regional Growth, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: Sandwiches, soda, tea, and coffee
Venue: Conference Hall # 1, 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002