Affirmative Action, Discrimination and Economic Development: Lessons and Evidence (156AIC grants 2016)

3 November 2016

Sector: Public Policy
Country location: India
Grantee: Monash University

Monash University
Australia-India Development Economics Workshop will be held in Delhi in February 2017

Project Description

This project consists of a research and policy workshop on affirmative action, discrimination, and economic development. The main objective is to contribute to the research and policy debates on affirmative action policies and their impacts on discrimination, economic development and public sector efficiency. Racial profiling, affirmative action policies, and their implications have recently attracted significant policy interests worldwide.

Caste-based affirmative action policies in India and their implications on public sector efficiency have also drawn extensive policy and public debates. This two-day event to be held in New Delhi will bring together prominent Australian and Indian researchers who study affirmative action and discrimination issues to share their research findings, foster research collaborations, and engage with policymakers.

Key dates

Research and Policy Workshop, Delhi, 01 January 2017 to 01 July 2017

Social media accounts: https://www.facebook.com/AusIndiaDevelopmentEconWorkshop/

Australia-India Council grant offer: $30,000.00

Total project value: $30,000.00



Last Updated: 3 November 2016