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#IMPRI Center for Human Dignity and Development (CHDD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series:

The State of Development Discourses – #CohesiveDevelopment

Social Sector Policy for Cohesive Development

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

January 7, 2022Time: 4 p.m. IST

Zoom and Facebook Live


Prof K. Seeta Prabhu

Visiting Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Visiting Faculty, Indian School of Development Management – ISDM , New Delhi


Prof Sunil Ray

Former Director, A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna; Advisor, CDECS and IMPRI


Prof Kiran Desai

Professor, Centre for Social Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Campus, Surat

Dr Vinita Chandra

Associate Professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi

Prof Manisha Priyam

Professor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi


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Authored By:

  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.