Economic Participation and Innovation

Economic Participation and Innovation

India’s economy has been on an upward growth trajectory in recent years, helping to reduce poverty and increase standards of living, particularly for workers in the technology sector and other booming industries.

The government has eased restrictions on foreign investment, but while this move has benefited Indian business owners and investors, it has done little to close the gaps between classes in India, and investment in basic services such as public health and sanitation infrastructure remains lacking. India faces challenges social development at the same moment as it is poised to expand its economic influence on the world stage.

Through research, teaching, and outreach, the India Initiative is exploring India’s concurrent economic narratives of growth and poverty.

For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with issues of economic development across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website.

India Initiative Director Irfan Nooruddin on India's Great Strides

India Initiative Director Dr. Irfan Nooruddin spoke on a panel entitled "India's Great Strides" at the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference. He was joined in this discussion by Nisha Biswal, former assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia; Raju Narisetti, CEO of the Gizmodo Media Group; and Anand Shah, senior vice president of the Albright Stonebridge Group. The session was moderated by Reuben Abraham, Asia fellow at the Milken Institute and CEO and senior fellow of the IDFC Institute.


The Argumentative Indian

The Argumentative Indian

On October 19, the India Initiative, in partnership with the Association for India's Development, hosted a screening of The Argumentative Indian, a documentary about Nobel laureate and world-renowned economist Amartya Sen, directed by Suman Ghosh, a Bengali filmmaker and economist. The documentary…



India's Great Strides (Video)

May 2, 2017

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes