[act-ma] Fri Jun 3 MIT: Rights (and wrongs) in the Poverty Discourse in India

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 10:15:44 PDT 2011

 The South Asia Forum at MIT


Rights (and wrongs) in the Poverty Discourse in India

 A lecture/discussion with
 Ravi S. Srivastava, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

 Date: Friday, June 3
 Venue: MIT 3-442
 Time: 4:00 – 6:00PM

Ravi Shankar Srivastava is Professor of Economics in the Centre for
the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New
Delhi.  Professor Srivastava’s main areas of research and publication
include human development, rural poverty and rural development,
decentralization, labour markets and migration.

He is a member of the National Commission for Enterprises in the
Unorganized Sector in India. His work on decentralisation and
development in UP (“Unequal Partners”, Sage Publications, New Delhi,
1999) has been widely acclaimed. He is the principal author of the
first State Human Development Report of Uttar Pradesh (forthcoming)
and has coauthored many books and reports, including the World Bank’s
report on poverty in Uttar Pradesh; Uncaging the Tiger: Costs and
Financing of Elementary Education in India (Oxford University Press,
New Delhi); Child Labour (Manohar Publishers).  He has also published
extensively on health issues.

Professor Srivastava has worked in consultative positions with the
Indian Planning Commission, the UP State Planning Commission, SIEMAT,
UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank, DFID, SIDA and the ADB. He has been a
member of various task forces, steering groups and consultative
committees of the Department of Rural Development and the Planning
Commission. In 2001, he was given the University Grant Commission’s
award in economics for innovative research on poverty.


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