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Inclusion versus marginalisation: Concept, measures and illustrations

Bush House, Strand Campus , London

30 Jan India slum Part of King's India Institute Seminar Series

Speaker: M.H. Suryanarayan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

Abstract: The concept of ‘inclusive growth’ has received wide currency ever since the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) started advocating it as a development goal.

Contemporary development policy literature is replete with references to terms like ‘inclusion’, ‘exclusion’, ‘mainstreaming’ and ‘marginalisation’ without a well-defined concept or measure for each of them.

Of course, these terms pertain to the different distributional dimensions of the development process. This talk, based on a paper of the same name, proposes a conceptual framework to define these dimensions in an integrated framework. It defines empirical measures for the corresponding outcomes to facilitate policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation. Finally, it provides an empirical illustration with reference to the Indian experience.

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About the speaker

M.H. Suryanarayan is a faculty member in the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India. He is a visiting scholar at King’s College London for second term, 2020.

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