Discussion and Analysis of Indian Budget – July 17, 2014 (Vijayendra Rao and Abusaleh Shariff)

GDP growth and international investments in the context of the 2014 annual Indian budget

 

Dr. Abusaleh Shariff, Chief Scholar, US India Policy Institute and Dr. Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank will present a Critical Review and Analysis of Indian Budget 2014 on Thursday July 17 at Cannon House Office Building.

India recently elected a new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his newly formed government released the annual budget on July 10th. India is the world’s largest democracy, and its efforts to encourage growth and limit its deficit have a far reaching impact around the world.

Join for a discussion with experts in this field to learn about what this budget means for India’s GDP growth, for international investments, and for business with the U.S. The event is organized by the Congressional South Asian-American Staff Association (CSAASA).

Speakers:

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 Dr. Abusaleh Shariff

Executive Director and Chief Scholar, US-India Policy Institute, Washington D. C. Dr. Shariff is India’s eminent Human Development Economist and the chief author of Government of India’s Sachar Committee Report. He specialized in empirical policy analysis with a focus on poverty, inequality and diversity; and India’s budgetary analysis.

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Dr. Vijayendra Rao

Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Dr. Rao has published on a variety of subjects that include participatory development, village democracy and deliberation, and inter-disciplinary approaches to public policy.

WHAT:    Discussion and Analysis of Indian Budget
WHEN:    Thursday, July 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.
WHERE:  Cannon House Office Building, Room #441 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
WHO:      Dr. Abusaleh Shariff and Dr. Vijayendra Rao

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Directions & Parking:
Nearest metro stops are Capital South and Union Station. Paid parking is available at Union Station. Plenty of two-hour free parking is also available in the blocks on either side of East Capitol street on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th streets NE behind the Supreme Court building.

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