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The puzzle of Indian urbanisation

May 12, 2017



Watch the full video (above) of the talk by Pronab Sen, where he deconstructs what he calls the ‘puzzle’ of Indian urbanisation. According to him, contrary to global experiences, in India, migration began to decelerate when less than 25 per cent of the country’s population came to reside in urban areas.

His talk addressed the need to understand this unique development experience in India, and aimed at raising more questions than providing answers.

Pronab Sen is currently the Country Director for the International Growth Centre’s India Central Programme. He was also the first Principal Economic Adviser at the Government of India’s Planning Commission.

The Q&A session that followed can be accessed here. More information about the event can be found on the event page.