Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Lecture Details

Speech by Sir Nicholas Stern

September 13, 2004

Sir Nicholas Stern, Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, London and Director, Policy Research, PM’s Commission for Africa delivering the speech. On his left is Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER. 

At a talk organised at ICRIER, Sir Nicholas Stern, Second Permanent Secretary to the HM Treasury, London, Head of the Government Economic Service, and Director of Policy Research of the Prime Minister’s Commission for Africa, delivered a speech on his Commission for Africa work. 

Launched by Mr. Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of UK, the Commission for Africa was set up in preparation of the UK taking over the Presidency of the G8 and the European Union in 2005. Sir Nick Stern discussed the role of the Commission as being to take a fresh look at Africa: its past, present and future, as well as to make recommendations for action that will help set the priority for the UK Government in 2005 and beyond. 

The seminar was chaired by Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER.


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