Special IARIW-ICRIER Conference on "Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income, Inequality and Poverty in South Asia,"

Country: India

City: New Delhi

Abstr. due: 28.02.2017

Dates: 23.11.17 — 25.11.17

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

Organizing comittee e-mail: info@iariw.org

Organizers: The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW)


The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), established in 1947, organizes conferences on topics related to income and wealth throughout the world, generally in partnership with national statistical offices. In addition to its biennial General Conference the IARIW also organizes special conferences in non-General Conference years. In 2017, the IARIW plans to organize a special conference on the measurement of income, inequality and poverty in South Asia in partnership with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). This document presents a proposal for this event. Objective of Conference In recent years there has been much progress in raising income and reducing poverty in many countries of South Asia, and in the measurement of these phenomena. Yet much remains to be done. The objective of this special IARIW-ICRIER conference is to advance our understanding on issues related to income, inequality, and poverty in the countries of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives) through an examination of past experiences related to the measurement of trends in these variables and the identification of future measurement challenges. Papers are invited in the following theme areas: National Accounts; Productivity; Poverty and Inequality; Human Capital and Education; Regional Integration and Global Value Chains; Well-being, including Health, Food Security and Hunger; Labour market, Skills and Jobs; and Structural Transformation in South Asia. Papers may be on specific South Asian countries, comparisons between two or more South Asian countries, or comparisons between countries in South Asia and other parts of the world. Size, Date and Location The number of delegates attending IARIW special conferences in the past has been between 100 and 150. A similar number is expected for this conference. The conference will be hosted by ICRIER and will take place November 23-25, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, India. National Statistical Office in South Asia will be invited to participate in the conference.

Conference Web-Site: http://iariw.org/