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First Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

First Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

First Annual SANEI Conference

First Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

  • 01 Sep, 1999

The first conference of SANEI was held at ICRIER, New Delhi on 1-3 September 1999.

The conference provided a forum where researchers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal could interact. The aim was to familiarise each other with the research being carried out in other institutes, and to explore the potential for collaborative research.

Participants at the conference included members of the Research Advisory Panel and the Steering Committee. Members of various existing and potential donor agencies were also present as observers. Lyn Squire represented the Global Development Network at the conference.

On this occasion, the India Development Report 1999-2000, prepared by the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) was released. A M Khusro, Chairman of the Eleventh Finance Commission released the report. Geedreck Uswatte-Aratchi, SANEI Steering Committee member, chaired the session where Kirit Parikh presented the highlights of the report to a distinguished audience.

The First Meeting of the Steering Committee also took place on the occasion of the conference.


"SAARC Recognized Body" status of SANEI, renewed | SANEI Secretariat relocated in Kathmandu, Nepal | The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.8 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners. The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 17th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Peru from 17-18 March, 2016; an event expected to be attended by over 200 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals. Finalists from both award categories will be invited to present their proposals at the Conference. | SANEI is now associate member of International Economic Association |