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CANCELLED: Looking Ahead to 2022: India’s Global Vision

12 April 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London

Participants

Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India
Chair: Jonathan Wheatley, Deputy Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times

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Overview

2022 will mark 75 years since India achieved independence. By this date, it is estimated that half of the Indian population will be under 25 and India will have the largest workforce in the world. The current government has introduced a series of policies aimed at achieving an inclusive and developed India and making sure that young people are properly engaged within the country’s political economy. The government believes that fully capitalizing on this young, well-educated workforce, is key to India’s continued economic success and, in turn, this economic might can be translated into a greater voice on the world stage.

The Indian minister of finance will expand on the government’s vision for furthering these economic and political goals over the next four years. Recent OECD forecasts predict India will soon eclipse China as the world’s fastest growing economy. What policies have the government put in place to target the potential obstacles to this growth, such as corruption, security threats and social inequalities? And how can these reforms be organized to ensure they will benefit all sectors of society?

This event is being organized in association with Indian Professionals Forum.

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