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Fifth Annual Conference, Colombo, SRI LANKA

Fifth Annual Conference, Colombo, SRI LANKA

Fifth Annual SANEI Conference

Fifth Annual Conference, Colombo, SRI LANKA

  • 15 Aug, 2003

The Fifth Annual Conference of the South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI) was held at Colombo, Sri Lanka during August 15-17, 2003. Hon. Milinda Moragoda Esq. MP, Minister of Economic Reforms, Science & Technology, Sri Lanka, delivered the inaugural address.

The Conference brought together around 70 participants from the SANEI member countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Lanka). Chairman SANEI, members of the Steering Committee, members of the Research Advisory Panel, SANEI researchers and GDN (Global Development Network) representatives were present at the forum.

Researchers undertaking projects under SANEI Round III presented their final reports on 16th August. Members of RAP (Research Advisory Panel) gave their comments on these papers. The researchers would need to incorporate these comments in their final reports and submit the final revised versions to SANEI.

Prof. Mariano Tommasi, Chairman, Department of Economics, Universidad de san Andres, Argentina, delivered a public lecture on the evening of August 16, 2003, on the Political Economy of Reforms with reference to Argentina. The lecture was chaired by Mr. A S Jayawardena, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Work-in-progress of the research projects due for completion under SANEI Round IV, and the new projects approved under SANEI Round V were also presented during the Conference. The presentations were followed by discussions and comments from the RAP.

The Steering Committee of SANEI met on August 17, 2003.


"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 |