On the occasion of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum 2017 organised every year in Paris, Biz@India brings you well researched articles on globalisation, migration and technological development, disparity between the super rich and the extreme poor, migration and skill development for women among other subjects. We have looked at women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We also have the unique opinions of Nitin Gadkari, minister, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping (India); Angel Gurría, secretary-general, OECD; Maurice Lévy, CEO, Publicis; Takehiko Nakao, president, Asian Development Bank (ADB); and Philippe Brassac, CEO, Crédit Agricole. From a business and finance perspective, we have covered the growth of entrepreneurship in India and the improving state of the export industry.
While the Indian government has been taking various steps to make India a digitally driven economy with some evident positive results, is it really ready to handle all existing micro challenges and penetrate digitisation into India’s remotest areas and roots? “I was both amused and amazed when my vegetable seller connected with me over a … Continue reading Increasing Digitisation in India →
India dabbles in various types of social safety net programmes: conditional cash transfers, unconditional cash transfers, school feeding programmes, unconditional in-kind transfers, public works, and fee waivers. Yet, it accounts for the largest number of poor people in the world. India has designed social-safety nets since it began the planning process in 1951. Here is … Continue reading Attacking Poverty →
While there might be some causes for concern, the overall environment is looking towards a gradual growth, where concrete measures, albeit controversial, might just be the path for progress, says Gurría. A Mexican economist by training and a former minister of foreign affairs as well as finance, Angel Gurría has completed 11 years as the … Continue reading Angel Gurría →
Although many schemes have been set to skill women in India, the hurdles and loopholes continue to overshadow the efforts being taken, keeping the female workforce from flourishing and widening the work-gap between genders. Tucked away in one corner of India, in the dusty alleys of Kutch in Gujarat, the ‘Kala Raksha Trust’, literally the … Continue reading Initiating Awareness and Action →