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UN Director on Lecture Tour in Gurgaon and New Delhi Speaking on the Spread of Economic Ideas

31 Jan 2008



UNRISD Director, Thandika Mkandawire, is to give a lecture on ‘The Spread of Economic Ideas in Africa’ at the Action Aid IDEAs Leaders/Practitioners’ Workshop on Economic Literacy and Budget Accountability for Governance on 31 January 2008 at the TERI Campus, Gurgaon, Haryana. On 1 February 2008 Dr. Mkandawire is repeating his lecture at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning DSA Seminar on Economic Structures, Growth and Development at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Delhi.

In his lecture Dr. Mkandawire will summarize UNRISD research findings in the areas of social policy and its implications on national social and economic goals. UNRISD conducts cutting edge research on Social Policy and Development with an emphasis on economic relevance of social policy implementations. The institute aims at improving social welfare, social institutions and social relations in the South.

Thandika Mkandawire will be available for interview either via telephone or in person in New Delhi, India between 6.00pm and 7.30pm on 1 February. For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact Richard Warren, Julia Gin or Monika Kugemann at UNRISD on +41 (0)22 917 1497. He will be willing to discuss the issues raised in his lecture or his work at UNRISD in general.

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