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Sixth Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

Sixth Annual SANEI Conference

Sixth Annual Conference, New Delhi, INDIA

  • 26 Aug, 2004

ICRIER hosted the Sixth Annual conference of SANEI in New Delhi from August 26–27, 2004. The Conference brought together 50 participants from SANEI member countries in South Asia including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, presenting research on diverse areas of economic development in South Asia.

Key participants at the conference included Professor T.N. Srinivasan, Chairman SANEI, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Founder Coordinator SANEI, Professor Siddique Osmani, Research Advisory Panel Member, SANEI, Dr. Asaduzzaman, Research Director, BIDS, Bangladesh and Mr. Basil Ilangakoon, Executive Vice Chairman, Marga Institute, Sri Lanka, both Members of SANEI Steering Committee, Dr. Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor and Member Board of Directors, ICRIER and Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER and Coordinator, SANEI (till March 31, 2004).

Researchers undertaking projects under SANEI round V presented their draft final reports. Work-in-progress of the research projects due for completion under SANEI round VI was also presented during the conference.

Ms. Nisha Taneja, Senior Fellow, ICRIER and Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Senior Fellow, ICRIER presented a paper on ’Indo-Sri Lanka Trade in Services: FTA II and Beyond’ jointly with Sanath Jayanetti and Tilani Jayawardhana from Institute of Policy Studies, Colombo. The session was chaired by Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER.

Dr. Rajeev Ahuja, Senior Fellow, ICRIER presented a paper on ‘Health Insurance for the Poor in India: Selected Conceptual Issues’ and Dr. Aradhna Agarwal presented work-in-progress report on ‘Performance of Export Processing Zones: A Comparative Analysis of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’.


"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 |