IGC Bihar Growth Conference 2013

The IGC Bihar Growth Conference 2013 was a two-day conference organised by the IGC India-Bihar programme in Patna and was the fourth annual conference of the India-Bihar programme.

It brought together an eminent range of panelists from academia, government and the private sector and served as an exciting opportunity to meet and discuss issues that are crucial to the sustenance of Bihar’s growth trajectory. The conference included thematic sessions over two days discussing both findings of work that has been commissioned by the India-Bihar programme as well as important issues that can lay the ground for future IGC work.

The programme, as well as all the presentations delivered over the course of the conference, are available to download below.



Day 1 Presentations

The following presentations were delivered on day 1:

Public transfers and poverty measurement; Anders Kjelsrud and Rohini Somanathan
Cash versus kind: bicycle preferences; Maitreesh Ghatak, Chinmaya Kumar and Sandip Mitra
Cycling to school: girls’ enrollment; Karthik Muralidharan and Nishith Prakash
ICDS Bihar; Ronald Abraham and Neil Buddy Shah
ICDS supplementary nutrition program; Prachi Mishra
From land reform to land acquisition; Dilip Mookherjee
Providing health checkups through schools; Anjini Kochar

Day 2 Presentations

The following presentations were delivered on day 2:

Schematic natural hazard zonation of Bihar; Tuhin Ghosh and Anirban Mukhopadhyay
Flood management; Ghanshyam Tiwari
Networks and misallocation; Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig
Innovations in governance; Rajesh Chakrabarti
Lighting up Bihar; Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone, Nicholas Ryan and Anant Sudarshan
Cities for development, Tony Venables