The global pandemic has created a terrible trade-off for every country between an economic crisis caused by a shutdown of the economic activity and a health crisis and fatalities as the healthcare system gets overwhelmed. The burden of the economic hardship is unbearably heavy on the poor. This is e...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 02 June, 2020
In December 2019, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC), organised a panel discussion on ‘Women Economic Empowerment: Constraint & Solutions’ in Patna, in collaboration with Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI); Gender Resource Centre (GRC); Women Development Corpor...
Latest official data show that female labour force participation (FLFP) in India has declined from 33.1% in 2011-12 to 25.3% in 2017-18. The state of Bihar has the lowest FLFP in the country. To deliberate on the issue of de-feminisation of the labour force, a panel discussion was organised in Decem...
- Nalini Gulati
- 06 March, 2020
In September 2019, the International Growth Centre (IGC) organised a panel discussion in New Delhi to bring together experts to deliberate on issues related to pollution, climate change, and growth in India. The panellists for the discussion were Michael Greenstone (Energy Policy Institute at the Un...
- Manish Kumar Prasad
- 24 February, 2020
In August 2019, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) – in collaboration with the Women Development Corporation (WDC), Government of Bihar, and the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) – organised a panel discussion on gender in Patna to bring together experts to di...
- Kumar Das
- 17 February, 2020
In September 2019, the International Growth Centre (IGC) hosted a panel discussion in New Delhi to bring together experts to discuss whether a basic minimum quantity of electricity should be available to all and what action could be taken to solve the problem of restricted power supply. The panellis...
In September 2019, the International Growth Centre (IGC) organised a panel discussion in New Delhi to bring together experts to deliberate on the evidence around the causes of low female labour force participation, the drivers of rural-urban migration, and policy opportunities for skills development...
In December 2019, an international conference on ‘Closing the gender gap: Health, education and economic opportunities’ was held at Patna, Bihar. Development economist and activist, Devaki Jain, delivered a special lecture on gender equality, in which she dealt with the question: Should we measu...
- Devaki Jain
- 06 January, 2020
In this year’s Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that she will constitute a committee to evaluate 15 years of gender budgeting. It entails looking at the budget through the gender lens. In this post, Ashok K. Lahiri discusses what is gender budgeting and why it is needed,...
- Ashok Lahiri
- 29 October, 2019
I4I recently organised a panel discussion on ‘Financing Development in India’ with Prachi Mishra (Goldman Sachs), Andy Mukherjee (Bloomberg), and Ananth Narayan (SPJIMR). The discussion was moderated by Pronab Sen (IGC India). The panellists discussed the current economic slowdown in the Indian ...
- Nalini Gulati
- 03 October, 2019
The International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago collaborate to better communicate evidence-based research for informed decision-making, through 'Ideas for India'.
- I4I Team
- 19 July, 2019
In a panel discussion held at Patna, Bihar in December 2018, Anjan Mukherji (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Mekhala Krishnamurthy (Ashoka University), Avinash Kishore (International Food Policy Research Institute), Bharat Ramaswami (Ashoka University), and Pronab Sen (IGC) discussed the issues relate...