Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details


ICRIER’s Programon Capacity Building and Knowledge Disseminationon Urbanisation in India

Conference 
on
Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries

Date: April 23, 2014
Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

In Partnership with Capacity Building for Urban Development, Ministry of Urban Development

Programme

09:00 – 09:30 am Registration and Tea
09:30 – 11:15 am Session I: An Overview

Chair: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
09:30 – 09:50 am Principal Speaker/Author
Dr. Johannes Linn 
Nonresident Senior Fellow,Brookings Institute

Discussion on Implications for India

09:50 – 10:00 am Mr. Anil Baijal
Chairman, National Institute of Urban Affairs
10:00 – 10:10 am Mr. V. Ravichandar
Chairman, Feedback Business Consulting
10:10 – 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 – 10:50 am Comments by Chair
10:50 – 11:15 am The Book, Cities and Public Policy: An Urban Agenda for India by
Dr. P. K. Mohanty, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, will be released by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Dr. Roy Bahl and
Dr. Johannes Linn
11:15 – 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 – 01:00 pm Session II: Metropolitan Public Finances

Chair
: Dr. P. K. Mohanty
11:30 – 11:50 am Principal Speaker/Author: 
Dr. Abhay Pethe
Professor of Economics, Mumbai University 

Discussion on Implications for India

11:50 – 12:00 pm Mr. U. P. S. Madan
Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
12:00 – 12:10 pm Dr. Rathin Roy
Director, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy
12:10 – 12:20 pm Mr. Anand Sahasranaman 
Board Member, IFMR Foundation
12:20 – 12:50 pm Discussion
12:50 – 01:00 pm Comments by Chair
01:00 – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 – 03:30 pm Session III: Empowering Decentralisation

Chair
: Dr. Rajat Kathuria
02:00 – 02:20 pm Principal Speaker/Author
Dr. Roy Bahl 
Regents Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

Discussion on Implications for India

02:20 – 02:30 pm Mr. Sitaram Kunte
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
02:30 – 02:40 pm Mr. U. A. Vasanth Rao
GM Finance, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, Bangalore
02:40 – 02:50 pm Dr. Satya Poddar
Senior Tax Partner, Ernst & Young
02:50 – 03:20 pm Discussion
03:20 – 03:30 pm Comments by Chair
03:30 – 03:45 pm Tea
03:45 – 05:15 pm Session IV: Financing of Public Infrastructure 

Chair
: Prof. Chetan Vaidya
03:45 – 04:05 pm Principal Speaker/Author
Dr. Johannes Linn
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

Discussion on Implications for India

04:05 – 04:15 pm Mr. Barjor Mehta
Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank
04:15 – 04:25 pm Dr. Rajiv Lall 
Executive Chairman, IDFC
04:25 – 04:35 pm Mr. Sanjay Sridhar
Strategy Head (Urban Development and Accessibility)
EMBARQ India
04:35 – 05:05 pm Discussion
05:05 – 05:15 pm Comments by Chair & Vote of Thanks

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