21st Thinkers & Writers Forum

Given the fact that Good Governance is the best Policy, we are organising the 37th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” on 19th-20th September 2014 at New Delhi. The key content of the summit is as follows:

Governance:
Making Federalism Work
Tax Funded Health Services
Re-architecting Social Sector Schemes
Revive or Disinvest from State Owned Enterprise
Redefine role of Planning
Technology:
Cloud
Services
Big Data Analytics
Identity Integration
Social Media
Public Safety
Changing mind-sets, how you work, where you work
Bringing Industry and global experiences to bear
Economy:
Goods and Services Tax
Financial Inclusion and Deepening
Infrastructure Finance:
Creation of a domestic debt market
Take out financing facilitation from foreign pension funds through a special window part covering rupee depreciation risk.
Incremental Capital to Growth ratio ≤ 4:1
Stable Policy Environment on Taxes and Transfer Pricing
Development:
Redefining Priority Sector Lending to make it job generative-include infrastructure, MSMEs, Tourism and Affordable Housing.
Rural and Agricultural Revival
Sustainable Development
Restructuring Social Sector
Livelihood linked Skill Development
Sorting out Land Acquisition
Smart Cities:
Cities as Engines of Growth
100 new Smart Cities
Municipal Governance
Municipal Finances
Waste and Water Management
Urban Services Delivery
Urban Renewal
Public Safety & Security
Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians for the 21st Thinkers & Writers Forum, scheduled on 21st September 2014 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

All the authors, whose final papers are selected, will get a complimentary invitation for attending the 37th Skoch Summit. Authors can avail a grant-in-aid of up to INR 5,000 only to write and present the research papers during the Forum. We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all cultivate partnerships for development.

Abstract Submission : 4th August 2014
Intimation to Authors for selected abstracts: 7th August 2014
Last date of paper submission: 30th August 2014