Atanu Dey On India's Development

India Policy Institute Conference-workshop on India’s Governance Apr 13-14th, New Delhi


Sanjeev Sabhlok, Exec Dir of India Policy Institute, is having a conference on “How can India’s governance become world class?” in New Delhi on 13-14th April. Shri Gurcharan Das will give the inaugural address and Sanjeev Sabhlok will present the keynote address. Details are here (pdf). Who should attend?

All Indian citizens who want to learn about good governance principles and practices which are commonplace in the West, but almost entirely absent in India, are a suitable audience for this conference. Participants will learn about a range of intuitive (and some not-so-intuitive) solutions to India’s problems, enabling them to directly address such issues if they have a direct capacity to implement such solutions, or demand that such issues be addressed in India.

I regret that I won’t be able to attend as I am not in New Delhi on those dates. I wish IPI and Sanjeev great success in the event and the mission that he is on.


  1. Thanks for this, Atanu. I have provided draft slides here for initial comment. Will tailor the Conference to ensure we get a precise strategic plan to initiate governance reforms.

  2. Sanjeev fell prey to the same grandstanding that plagues Indian politicians. Can we forget about world class governance for the moment and take it one step at a time: make Indian governance not the bottomless pit of stinking turd and offal that it is at the moment?

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