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Development Research on Bihar 2000-2010: A Compendium

Edited by Alakh N Sharma, Amrita Datta and Joyita Ghose
A collection of 268 summaries of research documents related to a decade of the overall economic and social development of Bihar, titled, Development Research on Bihar 2000-2010: A Compendium was launched jointly by the Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) on 17 March 2012 at Patna. The summaries in the Compendium have been drawn from relevant literature, including research projects, published articles, books, university dissertations, working papers, and unpublished monographs, outlining the objectives, methodology, and key findings of each study, for the period 2000 until December 2010. The Compendium was released by the Education Minister of Bihar, Shri. P. K. Shahi and Professor S. K. Thorat, Chairman, ICSSR.

The following thematic areas have been covered in the Compendium:

  • Bihar's development in historical perspective;
  • Poverty and human development;
  • Political economy and development;
  • Caste, class and conflict;
  • Agrarian issues and rural development;
  • Politics and electoral processes;
  • Irrigation, floods and water management;
  • Health and nutrition;
  • Industrialization and urbanization;
  • Public policy and governance;
  • Labour markets, employment and migration;
  • Education; and
  • Women and gender issues

Published by Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
2012, ISBN: 978-81-88315-27-7, Price: Rs. 600/US$ 60, Paperback

The financial support for this Compendium, prepared under the aegis of the IHD Bihar Research Programme, has been provided by the Department of Planning and Development, Government of Bihar.