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  • Programme

    The Summit will be held over three days, 17th, 18th and 19th of February 2012.

  • Papers & Speakers

    Papers, presentations and resource materials will be available in due course.

  • Patrons & Organisers

    Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Director, Principal Secretary, Member Secretary, Secretary

  • Contact Us

    Institute for Human Development NIDM Building , IIPA Campus IP Estate, Mahatma Gandhi Marg New Delhi-110002

About the Summit

In recent years the State of Bihar has been in the news for its success in accelerating growth and strengthening institutions to support economic development and public welfare. Yet many challenges remain if the continuing problems of poverty and backwardness are to be overcome. In order to contribute to debate and action in the State, the Institute for Human Development (IHD), The Bihar Foundation and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) are organizing a Global Summit for all those committed to the cause of development in Bihar.


Programme Overview

The Summit will be held over three days, 17, 18 and 19 of February, 2012.
Day 1 (17 February) in the forenoon will comprise pre-conference events such as film screenings, literary readings, and presentations by Local NGO’s & entrepreneurs and presentations by researchers on Bihar development.

Friday – 17 February 2012

Pre-Event Sessions
- Film Screening
- Literary Reading
- NGO forum
- Presentation by local enterprises of their products
- Presentation by researchers on Bihar Development

Saturday – 18 February 2012

Plenary 2: Transforming Bihar: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges
- Presentation of the Summit background paper
- Government’s presentation of achievements
and challenges
- Addresses by two panelists
- Short open debate

Sunday – 19 February 2012

Thematic Parallel Workshops: Session 3
- Strengthening institutions for inclusive and
equitable development
- Ushering in a socio-cultural renaissance
- Expanding knowledge and research for

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