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11th Thinkers and Writers Forum India – Call for papers

The Labour Bureau of the Government of India conducted a survey on employment-unemployment in 2009-10 (the first of its kind) and revealed that there are 40 million unemployed with an unemployment rate of 9.4%.

Large-scale unemployment causes lowering of the levels of living of people. The objective of economic development is to provide people with basic necessities, and opportunities for meaningful employment. Expanding productive employment is central for sustained poverty reduction and for improvement in human development, as labour is the main asset for the majority of the poor.

Appropriate macro policies are important for generating employment. What strategies are required in the changed macro-economic environment? One has to examine whether macro policies in India are pro-employment and pro-poor. The regulatory regime in respect of labour requires to be closely examined with a view to devising ways to minimize dualism. Accepting employment as a major goal of development, the growth model underlying planning should adopt a sector-focused approach, aiming at faster growth of sectors with high employment potential. How is this to be done ?

skoch thinkers summit

Given the inclusive growth imperatives and growing need for creating employment opportunities we are organising the 27th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Generating Employment” on 29th-30th November 2011 at New Delhi.

The key content of the summit is as follows:

  • Housing and Poverty Alleviation
  • Manufacturing and Infrastructure
  • Skill Development and Livelihood Linkages
  • Reviving Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Palliatives and Social Interventions
  • Labour Market Reforms
  • Role of ICT in Generating Employment
  • Targeting Minorities and Weaker Sections
  • Gendered Employment Generation

Skoch Summit – Skoch Development Foundation

Given the 27th Skoch Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians for the “11thThinkers & Writers Forum”scheduled on 30th Nov 2011 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

All the authors whose final papers are selected for will get a complimentary invitation for attending the 27th Skoch Summit. Authors can avail of grant-in-aid of up to INR 5,000 only to write and present the research papers during the Forum.  We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all, cultivate partnerships for development.

Registration form is available here.

Select high quality papers from the Summit may also be considered for publication in “Inclusion,” a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the editorial team.

Grant-in-Aid/Scholarship is available with subject to the following condition:

  • An evaluation and takeaway sheet would be given to all the authors who are also invited to attend a specific conclave as an observer which they are required to submit to the organizers at the end of each session*.

Paper Submission Details
The Abstract should be 500-600 words and should include the title of the paper with author’s full name, address, e-mail and phone number of the author.  Authors are also requested to enclose a recent photo (300 dpi image) and a brief bio of not exceeding 200 words. Incomplete papers will not be accepted.

Abstract Submission: 30th September 2011

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 7th October 2011

Full Paper Submission: 27th October 2011 (3000-3500 words, to be submitted only after Notification of Acceptance)

Notification of Acceptance of Final Paper: 5th November 2011

Submit your abstracts/papers to

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