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Fourth Annual Conference, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Fourth Annual Conference, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Fourth Annual SANEI Conference

Fourth Annual Conference, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

  • 27 Aug, 2002

The Fourth Annual Conference of the South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI) was held at Dhaka, Bangladesh during August 27-29, 2002.

The Conference brought together around 70 participants from the SANEI member countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Chairman, SANEI, members of the Steering Committee, members of the Research Advisory Panel, SANEI researchers, GRP (Global Research Project) authors and eminent economists from research institutions in Bangladesh participated in the Conference. GDN (Global Development Network) representatives were also present at the forum.

A GRP (Global Research Project) workshop on South Asian country studies was held on August 27, 2002. The final drafts of the country studies prepared for the South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) under the Global Research Project (GRP) were presented by eminent researchers engaged in the preparation of these papers in the respective countries. It has been decided to bring these papers together in a volume.

Researchers undertaking collaborative projects under SANEI Round II presented their final reports on 28th August, 2002. Members of RAP (Research Advisory Panel) gave their comments on these papers. The researchers would need to incorporate these comments in their final reports and submit the revised versions to SANEI by November 2002. It was decided to compile these papers in a volume which would be edited by Dr. Mohsin Khan, Director, IMF Institute, and RAP member, SANEI.

Work-in-progress of the three research projects funded under SANEI Round III were presented at the Conference on 29th August, 2002. The presentations were followed by discussions and comments from RAP. On the same day, 9 research proposals, which were screened for funding under SANEI IV, were also presented by researchers who had submitted these proposals.

The Steering Committee of SANEI met on the evening of August 29, 2002. It was decided that the next Annual Conference would take place in Colombo.

Announcement

"SAARC Recognized Body" status of SANEI, renewed | SANEI Secretariat relocated in Kathmandu, Nepal | The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.8 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners. The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 17th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Peru from 17-18 March, 2016; an event expected to be attended by over 200 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals. Finalists from both award categories will be invited to present their proposals at the Conference. | SANEI is now associate member of International Economic Association |