25 Glorious Years (1991-2016) – A Journey To Remember

As the Asian Development Research Institute ADRI) steps into the 26th year of its existence, it’s a great, emotional moment for its members. This 25 year journey, which has been quite a challenging and encouraging one, just would not have been possible without the support and the warmth of the organisation’s well-wishers, infused into its functioning day after day. All through our journey so far, we have been playing an important role not only in conducting social science research, but in simultaneously influencing the policy formation through wide interactions with development functionaries and preparation of critical advocacy materials. The Institute now plans to celebrate its Silver Jubilee in the grandest manner possible during 2016-17, again with the support and good wishes of its friends and well wishers.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision
Bihar and Jharkhand, right from ancient times, have attracted scholars’ attention for various reasons. The region that presently encompasses these two states holds histories that shape them even today. The region is remembered for its numerous achievements in ancient period, like the establishment of the first democracy of the world in Lichhavi, or the place where Buddhism first emerged, or the great centre of learning in Nalanda.
Development and Growth: Experience and Theories
The agenda of development and efforts of various scholars, both economists and others, to theorize it do not have a long history. Midway through the twentieth century, when the Second World War had ended, paving the emergence of a new international political order, the idea of development was probably first initiated. The international response was wide, informed by both concern and hope, and one such response was the first Report on the World Social Situation,
Social Statistics in India
India is fortunate to have a statistical system that has a long history. 'Statistical Abstract of British India' was published as early as 1862 and the first population census conducted in 1881. Several initiatives were taken thereafter, and when India became independent in 1947 it had a statistical system that was much more informative than those in other developing countries. Later, to strengthen state planning (the core of India's the then-development strategy), the
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Md Hamid Ansari
Md. Hamid Ansari
Md. Hamid Ansari

Md Hamid AnsariPresently the honourable Vice-President of India, Shri Md. Hamid Ansari was earlier a distinguished diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1961. During his long diplomatic career, he has served as country’s Ambassador in a number of countries, including UAE, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Australia. He is indeed one of the authorities on West Asian Politics. He was also once the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN. Later, Shri Ansari has served many academic institutions — Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Observer Research Foundation. Apart from writing several academic papers and newspaper articles on West Asian Politics, he has also authored two books and edited another one, the last one being ‘Testing Questions : Exploring Discontents in Contemporary India’. In 1984, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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Sabina Alkire
Sabina Alkire
Sabina Alkire

Sabina AlkireDr. Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She is also the Oliver T. Carr Professor and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University. Her research interests and publications include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, measurement of freedoms and human development. She holds a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.

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Arvind Subramaniam
Arvind Subramanian
Arvind Subramanian

Arvind SubramaniamDr. Arvind Subramanian is currently the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. He is on leave for public service from his position as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA. He also served as Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was earlier an Assistant Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. He served at the GATT (1988–92) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and taught at the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (1999–2000) and at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies (2008–10). He has written on growth, trade, development, institutions, aid, oil, India, Africa, and the World Trade Organization. He has published widely in academic and other journals. Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers in 2011.

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Faujdar Ram
Faujdar Ram
Faujdar Ram

Faujdar RamDr. Faujdar Ram is presently the Director of the International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS), Mumbai. Under the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship programme, he has done his Post-Doctoral research at the Ohio State University, USA. He spent nearly whole of his career at IIPS, working on a number of dimensions of the demographic trends in India. He has published more than 80 research articles in reputed journals. He is a member of a number of national and international scientific societies and is the current President of the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP)

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  • ADRI SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 2016-17: Jun 24 to 27, 2016 Inaugral Session