Human Development in India: Emerging Issues and Policy Perspectives Consultation Report

This report captures the main proceedings of an International Consultation on ‘Human Development in India: Emerging Issues and Policy Perspectives,’ held on 5–6 February, 2010 in New Delhi.

The Consultation, which was organised by the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, with support from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and The World Bank, made valuable contributions to the ongoing debates and policy efforts in the sphere of human development in India.

In the backdrop of persistent deprivation, poverty and insecurities amidst growing wealth and prosperity, the Consultation dwelt on five key themes, viz., education; health and nutrition; employment and skills; social protection; and improving the effectiveness of social programmes for attaining better human development outcomes. Around 120 participants, including policy-makers and well-known experts drawn from academia, the government, and international and bilateral organizations participated in the event.


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