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Policy Making for Indian Planning: Essays on Contemporary Issues in Honour of Montek S. Ahluwalia

 
Sameer Kochhar (Editor)
Synopsis

A key figure in Indias economic reforms from the early 1980s onwards Montek Singh Ahluwalias fingerprints can be found in policies from economics to education reform and he has been a driving force in the liberalisation programme of the past 20 years or more. The Oxford educated economist spent 11 years with the World Bank in Washington before returning to India in 1979 to work as an economic adviser to the government. His commitment to poverty alleviation and inclusive growth can be found in his early writings and as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission he has managed to translate this into the countrys Plan process. He is also the harbinger of partici-patory planning wherein for the first time Planning Commission started inviting suggestions and feedback for the 12th Five Year Plan. This festschrift comprises a range of essays covering different drivers of economic growth and development providing not only an insight into policymaking and its impact but also directions for India if it is to become a major player in the global economy. This book is a must-read for students of development economics and political economy and is highly recommended for graduate students academics and professionals interested in economic issues of developing countries.

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About the author

Sameer Kochhar

Sameer Kochhar is President of Skotch Development Foundation, which is a leading think tank on digital, social and financial inclusion issues in India.  He has been passionately working towards promoting participatory democracy, empowerment and bringing improvements in delivery systems.  He is India Strategy and Management Consultant to several Fortune 500 as well as large Indian companies for over a decade.  He is also Chief Editor of Inclusion - a quarterly publication focused on development economies issues.

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Bibliographic information

Title Policy Making for Indian Planning: Essays on Contemporary Issues in Honour of Montek S. Ahluwalia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788171889228
length 306p.