The Abolition of India’s Planning Commission

On April 27th, 2015, I participated in a very interesting panel discussion at the University of Toronto on the abolition of India’s once important Planning Commission by the Government of India and its replacement by a new institution called the Niti Aayog — an act that some have welcomed as necessary in order to establish a new policy direction for India and which others have viewed as, to use a polite formulation, difficult to rationalize (I am tempted to be a little less polite myself).  Recently, I completed a draft based on my contribution to that discussion.


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