Strengthening state effectiveness for gender-inclusive development

Economic growth is always a gendered process and the in-built gender inequalities can hinder the progress towards inclusive growth. Existing evidence suggest that unless we consider the gender dimensions of inclusive growth and policies for inclusive growth address the existing gender gaps, one will always raise concerns over the nature of growth. Instead of questioning the current models of production and initiating steps to correct the distributional bias of growth, policy regimes and frameworks have focused more on measuring equality. With these approaches to inclusive growth, the current policy frames primarily focus on the rate of growth, not its pattern.

To stimulate thought on this important issue, the International Growth Centre and Asian Development Research Institute, in collaboration with Women Development Corporation, Government of Bihar, is organising a Conference on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Kautilya Hall, Hotel Maurya at 10 AM. The inaugural session will be chaired by Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Bihar and will be moderated by Dr Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre.

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