- India’s 11th five-year plan commits the Government to pursuing faster
and more inclusive economic growth. While the country appears to be
succeeding with respect to the former, its performance on inclusivity
has been weaker.
- Factors inhibiting the achievement of inclusive growth include low
productivity in the agriculture sector, a disappointing record on
employment creation and conditions, and an insufficiently transparent
and inclusive system of governance.
- Addressing these factors will require implementing technical solutions
to promote agricultural productivity and employment creation, and
responding effectively to public discontent with the style and form of
- Shifting to a rights-based approach to poverty reduction could go a
long way toward promoting inclusive growth. However, this will depend
in large part on the extent to which members of the targeted
population are aware of and understand their rights.
Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK. CPRC Policy Brief 18, 4 pp.
The 11th five-year plan: learning and policy implications. CPRC Policy Brief No. 18.