Thursday, June 15, 2017

27 June 2017: Presentation of India Development Update: May 2017 Unlocking Women's Potential

Frederico Gil Sander
World Bank

Chair Person:
Rathin Roy, Director, NIPFP

N R Bhanumurthy, Professor, NIPFP and
Sher Singh Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India

The India Development Update is the World Bank’s twice-yearly report on the Indian economy and its prospects. This edition has topical notes on the demonetization experiment (did it curb black money?), an analysis of recent fiscal policy developments (should we be worried about states’ borrowing?), and an update on trade policy and performance (is the talk of protectionism being translated into action?)

Each edition also includes timely thematic notes, and a focus chapter on an issue of structural importance for India’s long-term development. The theme of the May 2017 India Development Update is “Unlocking Women’s Talent”. India has one of the lowest female participation rates in the world, ranking 120th among the 131 countries for which data are available. Worse still, the rate has been declining since 2005, and even among highly educated women (those with a diploma or university degree) only 1/3 are in the labor market. The shallower talent pool – including managerial and entrepreneurial talent – comes at a cost to economic growth. Why are so few women in the labor market, and what can be done about it?

Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 03:30 P.M.

NIPFP Auditorium, Ground Floor
Main Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)


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