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Launch of Women & Public Policy Journal [Vol. 2]: 'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024)'
26 November 2016,1500-1630 Hrs

 

Chair: Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba (PVSM, AVSM), President, IPCS; Ex-Officio Member, IPCS Governing Council; and Former Vice Chief of the Indian Army

Speaker: Mariam Safi, Executive Director, Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS)

Venue: IPCS Conference Room

All are welcome.

 

On Saturday, 26 November 2016, the IPCS in collaboration with the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS) launched the IInd Volume of DROPS' Women and Public Policy Journal (WPPJ). The 2016 edition of the WPPJ is titled, 'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024) - Afghanistan’s Journey to Economic Self-Reliance: Assessments & Recommendations'.

The interaction was held at at the IPCS Conference Room during which Mariam Safi, Executive Director, Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS), in conversation with Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba (PVSM, AVSM), President, IPCS; Ex-Officio Member, IPCS Governing Council; and Former Vice Chief of the Indian Army, discussed the themes and analyses contained in the Journal.

This Edition was first launched on 21 November 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan, by H.E. Ms. Rula Ghani, First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 

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PROGRAMME

1500-1505 Hrs

Opening Remarks by the Chair

By

Lt Gen (Retd) Arvinder Singh Lamba (PVSM, AVSM)

President, IPCS; Ex-Officio Member, IPCS Governing Council; and Former Vice Chief of the Indian Army

 

1505-1535 Hrs 

'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024)'

Afghanistan’s Journey to Economic Self-Reliance: Assessments & Recommendations

By

Mariam Safi

Executive Director, Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS)

 

1535-1630 Hrs

Discussion and Q&A

 

1630 Hrs

Tea

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ABOUT THE JOURNAL

Launched in 2015, DROPS Afghanistan's 'Women and Public Policy Journal (WPPJ)' is the first peer-reviewed public policy journal to be authored by Afghan women in Afghanistan. The 2016 Edition of the WPPJ is titled ‘Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024) Afghanistan’s Journey to Economic Self-Reliance: Assessments & Recommendations’. The volume contains nine (9) research papers and one (1) book review authored by Afghan women, which explore the different economic priorities – set by the Afghan government towards achieving economic self-reliance in the Decade of Transformation – while identifying existing economic gaps and providing recommendations for policymakers towards addressing them. 

This edition of the Journal was conceptualised to coincide with the outcomes of the 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. Themes and issues analysed in this edition assess the Afghan government’s commitments on the economy and development with an aim to help it make the country self-reliant by 2024.

WPPJ 2016: TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.     Developing Effective Public Policy to Encourage Private Sector Investment in Afghanistan

2.     Afghanistan-China Economic Partnership: How to Minimize Risks and Achieve Objectives

3.     Incentives for Women Entrepreneurs: Status, Gaps and the Way Forward

4.     Afghan Economy’s Achilles Heel: The Symbiosis between Insurgency and Drug Trade

5.     Opportunities to Increase Women’s Involvement in Afghanistan’s Economy

6.     Afghanistan: Rule of Law and Economic Developments

7.     Challenges to Developing Afghanistan’s Human Capital in the Decade of Transformation

8.     Afghanistan: A Holistic and Sustainable Approach to Improving Women’s Access to Economic Markets

9.     Afghanistan and its Central Asian Neighbors: Opportunities and Challenges to Regional Economic Cooperation in the Decade of Transformation (2-Part Series) 

10.   Book Review: Farewell Kabul by Christina Lamb


 
 
 

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