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Third Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

Third Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

Third Annual SANEI Conference

Third Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

  • 28 Aug, 2001

The Third Annual Conference of the South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI) was held at ICRIER in New Delhi during 28-31, August 2001.

The Conference brought together 49 participants from member countries in South Asia. The members of the Steering Committee and Research Advisory Panel, resource persons, researchers doing collaborative projects under SANEI and other economists from research institutions in India participated in the Conference.

Researchers of the seven ongoing studies under SANEI presented their work-in-progress. Participants provided their comments during a lively discussion that followed the presentation. RAP members had separate technical meetings with the individual research teams and gave them their comments on the research projects. Three new research proposals were also presented at the Conference and the RAP in some cases, asked for substantial revision of the research proposals.

The country studies on Explaining Growth in South Asia that are being undertaken for five countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in South Asia under the Global Research Project (GRP) were also presented during the Conference.

The Steering Committee of SANEI met on August 28. The members reviewed the financial situation of SANEI and agreed on a Constitution. They decided to register SANEI (India) as a society with Prof. T N Srinivasan as its Chairman.

The occasion of the Conference was used to launch a series of SANEI Lectures by eminent persons. On his way to the SANEI Conference, Dr. John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Institute of International Economics delivered the SANEI lecture on “Financing for Development: Implications of the Zedillo Report for South Asia” hosted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka on August 27. Dr. Quazi Shahabuddin , Research Director, BIDS chaired the session.

At Delhi, the lecture titled “IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programmes” was delivered on August 29 by Dr. Mohsin Khan, Director, IMF Institute. Dr. Rakesh Mohan, Chief Economic Advisor to the Finance Minster of India chaired the session.

The book edited by Dr. Parthasarthi Shome titled “India and Economic Cooperation in South Asia” was released by HE Hiroshi Hirabayashi, Aambassador of Japan to India on this occasion.



"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 |