CONFERENCE PANEL THEMES

PANEL – 1: Eradication of Extreme Poverty; Promotion of Gender Equality, Empowerment and Universal Primary Education

Economic Poverty: Its nature and dimensions;
Deprivation as disguised poverty; Quantifying Economic Poverty and Income Disparity; Measures to alleviate poverty by the state and private sector organisations via employment generation by expansion of investment in labour intensive manufacturing industries; Tourism development in other service sector activities and in modernisation of moribund agriculture via ICT, ITES and other means: Country Experiences; Achievements and Failures; Political Poverty embedded and deliberate policy induced regime preventing the attainment of empowerment in democracy.

Socio-Cultural Poverty: Its nature and dimensions; Measures Taken, Achievements and Failures
Poverty in genuine universal primary and high quality human capital forming education; Entitlement addicted poverty; BOEKE’S fatalism and contentment addicted poverty; Poverty in Health Care – child and maternal mortality; Uncontrolled population size; Gender based poverty in education; Health; Resource Access; Income and Political Power; Environmental damage induced poverty; measures taken; Political Poverty induced regulatory regime preventing citizen’s empowerment and other issues relevant to poverty alleviation for human development.

PANEL – 2: Foreign Aid Flow, Capita Flow, Financial Globalisation and their Impacts : LIC; MIC and HIC

Aid, Capital Flow and Their Impacts on Development : Official Aid Flow : All Aspects
Capital Flow and its impact on economic growth of the recipient country: Size of capital flow and its consequences; Utilisation of FDI: FDI led export –oriented industrialisation, economic growth and development but small flow of portfolio capital under autocratic political governance with limited role of political parties, regulatory regime and of trade union mafia (China and East Asia) or large portfolio capital and small FDI flow directed investment in domestic consumption oriented industry and in service sector under democratic political governance with the preponderant role of multiple political parties of regulatory regime and of trade union mafia (India- a developing country and developed countries such as Australia, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, UK and so on). Widening regional divide between rich and poor region in a country with its attendant consequences; Sustainable management of aid, capital flow, regional disparity.

PANEL – 3: Developing Global Partnership in Development

Rule Based Predictable Non-Discriminatory Trading System And Its Impacts On Developing Countries:
Size of trade-composition of export and import trade: direction and diversification of trade in commodity composition, region and countries; Trade balance and current account balance trade restrictions in high income countries(HIC); Effect of common agricultural policy on LIC and MIC exports to HICs and effect of dumping of agro-products on LIC and MIC agriculture; arcane rules of origin and enforcement of phytosanitary standards preventing LIC and MIC(such as India) from qualifying for duty access to HIC markets; LIC and MIC’s efficiency destroying subsidy to protection of agriculture and its effect on the economy; Trade – industrialisation link and infrastructure development.

PANEL - 4: Economic Reforms at Micro and Macro Levels

Micro, Macro Reform and Management: Micro Management: Formal and customary labour laws in Agriculture, Industry and Service Sector (All kinds of services); Dichotomy; political parties and party affiliated trade union pushed high salary and wage but low human capital induced labour and low labour productivity; absence of “learning by doing” in all output producing activities; land laws preventing efficient land use and the spread of industrialisation and urbanisation thereby increasing the size of subsidy fed unemployed labour; Employment promoting policies of countries; State imposed repression of entrepreneurial dynamism; Macro Management: Prudent Fiscal and budgetary management; monetary policy; investment and consumption; other measures.

PANEL - 5: Other Issues: Any other issue including Globalization’s Hazards; Dissent on Debt-fuelled Consumerism ; Environmental sustainability relevant to the attainment of the MDG