This Biz@India special issue published on the occasion of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum 2016 organised in Paris is an a opportunity to debate global policy issues with political leaders heads of government and international organisations, ministers, CEOs, academia, media and civil society leaders. The wide range of sessions and different, interactive formats of this international platform tackle the pressing questions that are aimed to shape and improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
We bring you first a world perspective on the hot topics of the day. With a large panel of great personalities interviewed, from economists Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard University) or Paul Sheard (Standard & Poor’s) to business leaders like Maurice Levy, head of French advertising giant Publicis Groupe.
Amongst some of their focus points are the opening up of the promising Iranian market, the decrypting of the transformations of the Chinese economy and the fluctuations of the oil market.
Then, we provide you a deep angle on some of the key issues Indian economy is dealing with – from gender disparity to severe droughts to lack of skill development in the country that are pulling back the economy. Still, India is managing to move ahead step by step, heading officially towards a 7.6 pc growth for the financial year 2015-16.
Keeping pace with the rest of the world, India has been moving to a digital economy fairly rapidly. However, there exists a ‘digital divide’ due to poor connectivity and other grey areas, which need to be addressed to leverage the digital economy. In response to some of these challenges, the Indian government has launched … Continue reading Digital India →
India is in the grip of a severe drought that has left over 330 million people in dire suffering. A look into the practices adopted by governments and people over the years indicates that the crisis that today threatens the existence of many could well have been avoided. Due to intense heat wave, the district … Continue reading Drought →
There are several problems that prevent Indian women from entering the workforce. Despite realising that the effective presence of women could significantly boost India’s domestic productivity, there is little that has changed over the decades. We take a look at the facts and the reasons behind the disparity. Afew days ago, a heartfelt letter by … Continue reading Women Workforce →
Towards Making India ‘the Skill Capital of the World’ The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is revamping its strategies and policies, launching new schemes, strengthening the PPP model and exchange programmes with international markets like Europe, shares the minister. To begin with, what are your strategies and policies for the growth of skill development … Continue reading Rajiv Pratap Rudy →