Former Collaborating Researcher
Mihir Shah collaborated with UNRISD for the project Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes (2007-2010), for which he wrote a paper on Welfare Regime, Social Services and Poverty Reduction in India. At the time of his collaboration, Shah was Secretary of Samaj Pragati Sahayog and a member of the National Executive of the Ministry of Rural Development. He has a PhD in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
Mihir Shah has written extensively on development issues in India, including the joint publications: “Watershed Reforms in India” by Mihir Shah and P.S. Vijay Shankar in R. Parthsarathy and S. Iyengar (eds) (2006): “New Development Paradigms and Challenges for Western and Central India” and “Land Reforms in Madhya Pradesh: Redefining the Agenda” by Mihir Shah and P.S. Vijay Shankar in Praveen K. Jha (ed) (2002) “Land Reforms in India: Issues of Equity in Rural Madhya Pradesh”.