About the Event:
The Indian Growth Story, it's causes and reasons, prompts a spur of questions - Is India one of the fastest urbanising countries in the world? Has it kept pace with its youth bulge and job creation? Are industries de-urbanising? What has constrained growth of secondary cities and small towns and districts? Is India’s spatial development lopsided? Will inclusive spatial development solve rural distress?
This seminar will attempt to address these questions based on evidence gathered from millions of enterprises in 550 districts in India over the last two decades and also show how urbanisation can scale up entrepreneurship and job creation.
About the Speaker:
Ejaz Syed Ghani, an Indian national, is currently Economic Advisor at The World Bank. He has worked on Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Corporate Strategy, and Independent Evaluation Unit. He has written on economic growth, macro policies, poverty, employment, entrepreneurship, urbanisation, gender, trade, decentralisation, and agriculture. He has been a consultant at ILO, UNCTAD, and UNICEF.
One of the most well known faces of public policy at The World Bank, his works include 'Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap?', 'The Poor Half Billion in South Asia', 'The Service Revolution in South Asia', 'Accelerating Growth and Job Creation in South Asia', 'Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia', and 'Growth and Regional Integration'.
Prior to joining The World Bank, he taught economics at St. Anne's College (Oxford University) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University). He obtained an M.Phil. & D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He did his schooling in Bihar; Bachelors at St. Stephen's College; and Masters at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He is an Inlaks scholar.
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