Roundtable on Designing Schemes to Promote Women-led Development that are Efficient, Impactful and Fiscally Responsible: Experience from Indian States
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ICRIER has recently launched a network on ‘Economic Policies for Women-led Development’ (EPWD) along with the Gates Foundation and UNDP India. The network aims to enable and equip policymakers to mainstream gender concerns into core economic policies (including policies related to taxation, finance, trade, labour, digital infrastructure etc). It is committed to advancing proposals that focus on removing barriers to Women-Led Development and creating an enabling ecosystem for women to realize their full potential, transforming their lives as well as those of others.

This network aspires to bring together researchers, statisticians, practitioners, industry leaders, and policymakers. It will provide a platform for knowledge-sharing, networking, mentoring and capacity building. The activities of the Network commenced with a Roundtable on the subject ‘How Budget 2024 Can Provide an Impetus to Women-led Development’. We have also launched our website to provide a platform to curate data, research and insights from the Network on a single platform.

Within the activities of the network, we are hosting our 2nd Roundtable on “Designing Schemes to Promote Women-led Development that are Efficient, Impactful and Fiscally Responsible: Experience from Indian States”


Inception Note 

At this roundtable discussion, we would like to deliberate on understanding what policies, schemes and programs can most effectively contribute to enabling women-led development in India; by assessing best practices and lessons from schemes implemented in different Indian states.

The focus would be on government interventions that target women’s specific needs and challenges in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship, and income generation; caregiving and unpaid care work, financial inclusion and wealth creation; mobility and urban development; health, nutrition, and well-being; and safety and gender-based violence.

We would like to gather insights on the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and impact of various state-level policies and programs on the target population, as measured by parameters such as:

⇛ Clear definition of specific objectives and desired outcomes of the scheme or program

⇛ Designing interventions for effective gender mainstreaming

⇛ Budget allocations and utilization of allocated funds

⇛ Effective implementation of programs and strategies

⇛ Mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and review to track progress, determine strengths and weaknesses of program structure, governance arrangements, coordination mechanisms, resource allocation etc.

⇛ Assessment of the program’s impact on the target beneficiaries and broader society, as visible by improvements in health, education, income, employment, inclusion etc.

⇛ Involvement of various stakeholders to gather feedback, including beneficiaries, implementing agencies, civil society organizations, and experts.

Programme

Date: 22nd March, 2024, Time: 11am – 1pm (Followed by Lunch)
Venue: ICRIER Conference Hall
4th Floor, Core 6A India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


11:00-11:05 AM Introduction: Dr Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, ICRIER

11:05-11:30 AM Keynote Address: Ms. Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka

11:30- 12:50 PM Roundtable Discussion: “Designing Schemes to Promote Women-led Development that are Efficient, Impactful and Fiscally Responsible: Experience from Indian States.”

(Moderated by Dr Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER)

12:50-1:00 PM Vote of thanks

1.00 PM onwards Lunch

22 Mar, 2024