About the Author
Ali Mehdi, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. He developed the Jobs and Development project of The World Bank (www.icrier-jobs.org) and Health Policy Initiative (www.icrier-health.org) at ICRIER, and continues to lead the latter. Ali completed his higher education in Germany – Masters at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His Master’s thesis was published by Springer, while his doctoral thesis is under publication by the Oxford University Press.
Divya Chaudhry is a Research Associate at ICRIER. She did her Masters at Ambedkar University, New Delhi, and has been working with Ali under both the Jobs and Development project and Health Policy Initiative. Among her publications is a coauthored paper with Ali on the ‘Human capital potential of India’s future workforce’ (ICRIER working paper 308).
Priyanka Tomar is a Research Associate at ICRIER. She completed her Masters from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, and has been working with Ali under both the Jobs and Development project and Health Policy Initiative.
Table of Contents1 Introduction
2 Analytical Framework
2.3 Job Creation in Fragile Situations
3 Contextual Framework
3.3 Political Economy
3.4 Economic Indicators
3.5 Fiscal Situation
3.7 Human Capital
4 Sectoral Perspectives
4.1 Physical Infrastructure
4.2 Traditional Sectors – Horticulture, Handicrafts and Toursim
5 Conclusions and policy recommendations