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.
The Summit will bring together leading development practitioners, policymakers, scholars, industrialists, investors, representatives from the world of art and culture, donors and members of civil society for forging partnerships to pursue and reinforce social and economic progress in Bihar. About 1000 people from around the world will be participating in the Summit..
Earlier, in January 2007 the Institute for Human Development (IHD) in association with some local institutions in Patna had organized “Global Meet for a Resurgent Bihar”. The Meet was inaugurated by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, and more than 700 people from across the world participated in it.