Workshop on the theme, “Work, Employment and Inclusive Development in Bihar”

The workshop was chaired by Professor S.R. Hashim, former Member, Planning Commission at the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics on 21 December 2012 at Dharwad. Professor A.N. Sharma delivered the introductory remarks and shared the details of the longitudinal study on social and economic change in rural Bihar that is underway at the IHD under the aegis of the Bihar Research Programme being undertaken at the Institute. Presentations were made by Dr. Dev Nathan, Visiting Professor, IHD, Dr. Gerry Rodgers, Visiting Professor, IHD, Ms. Amrita Datta, Faculty, IHD, and Ms. Janine Rodgers, Visiting Scholar, IHD, The presentations were followed by the remarks of the commentators, including Professor D.N. Reddy, S.R. Sankaran Chair Professor, NIRD, Hyderabad; Professor Judith Heyer, Emeritus Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford; Professor Amita Shah, Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad; and Dr. Himanshu, CSRD, JNU, New Delhi.