Information Session: Inclusive Growth in India - A Cities Approach


Friday, February 14, 2020, 9:30am to 11:00am


Littauer Building, L-382, HKS

Speaker: Amit Kapoor, CEO of Institute for Competitiveness, India

About the Event: The Government of India though the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) is embarking on a 5-year research initiative implementing the Growth Lab’s groundbreaking methodologies – economic complexity and growth diagnostics. Join Amit Kapoor, CEO of IFC, February 14th 2020, at 9.30am in L-382 (HKS) as he shares details of the project. MoHUA and IFC are building the India-based research team and will be here on campus looking for candidates. Taking advantage of the concurrent India Conference at Harvard, this session will be an informal gathering to learn about an exciting new opportunity to work on economic development and inclusive growth in India.

The research project will further the understanding of growth dynamics at the sub-national level in India, by providing research and tools to help policy makers, private sector representatives, academics, and think-tanks rethink their development strategies. The proposed research collaboration would be the first-of-its-kind at the sub-national level in India. This research engagement will yield inputs that will inform the Ministry, the IFC, and other relevant stakeholders, in their process of designing productive development policies (PDPs) aimed at accelerating growth by leveraging existing capacities at the regional level and country level.

Members of the Growth Lab will also participate in this session to help facilitate discussion. If you cannot join in person but are still interested in learning more, submit your name and email address and we’ll be in touch.

See also: Event, Growth Lab