Growth conference starts today
The two-day IGC South Asia Growth Conference 2012 kicks off in the city today.
The conference, co-organised by International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Economic Research Group, Dhaka, will bring together policymakers and local and international researchers from all the IGC South Asian countries.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith and Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman will attend the inaugural session of the conference at Sonargaon Hotel to be chaired by noted economist Prof Wahiduddin Mahmud.
Renowned researchers and authors like Professor Mark Rosenzweig of Yale University, Prof Tony Venables of Oxford University and Prof Robin Burgess of London School of Economics will speak at the conference.
The IGC event is likely to generate useful debates on policies that are current priorities in the region. The conference will also create a platform for the dissemination of research findings on topics that are of common interests to all the participating countries.
The conference is divided into seven sessions: major issues in South Asian economic growth, economic costs of arsenic contamination, agriculture, manufacturing and land issues, human development, poverty and grassroots entrepreneurship, regional economic integration and environment and governance issues.