Strengthening Climate Resilient Low Carbon & Inclusive Growth in Asia Region

Prof. Khasru was invited to speak on Low Carbon Development & Inclusive Growth in the Regional consultation on Strengthening Climate Resilient Low Carbon & Inclusive Growth in Asia Region organized by Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), India, in collaboration with Asia Regional Office, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), held on July 4, 2022, in New Delhi,… Read More

Amid heatwaves and floods, time is running out for rich nations to fulfil climate pledges and avert catastrophe

Syed Munir Khasru                                                                                 June 29, 2022 As host of the Group of 7 leaders’ meeting in the Bavarian Alps, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz underscored the importance of having a “climate club” for countries to come together in tackling climate change. Protesters have been demonstrating in Munich and calling on the G7 economies to take greater action… Read More

Session on “Digital economics: will we work in a free market and democratic economies after 2030?

Prof. Khasru was invited to speak at the working session on “Digital economics: will we work in a free market and democratic economies after 2030?”. The session was hosted by the Parliamentarians of Peace Programme, co-founded by The Normandy for Peace initiative and the Open Diplomacy Institute. The program is supported by the region of… Read More

How Bangladesh has surged past India on road to South Asian economic stardom

Since 2009, Bangladesh has maintained macroeconomic stability through prudent fiscal and debt management, along with expansion of its social security net and investment in infrastructure projects. Economic growth has been consistent over the past 40 years and gross domestic product growth has been outstripping South Asia’s – with the region contracting by 6.58 per cent as… Read More

Post-Pandemic Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for South Asia and the World

Syed Munir Khasru Abstract: The South Asian region has experienced rapid digitalisation across sectors, most prominently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through digital transformation developing economies can gain new opportunities and insights, accelerate infrastructure development and spur industrial growth. Despite significant role of digital technology in increasing, complementing, or altering important services and areas of daily… Read More

The goal of an energy-secure South Asia

  While universal coverage can catalyse the region’s economic growth, energy trade must be linked to peace building South Asia has almost a fourth of the global population living on 5% of the world’s landmass. Electricity generation in South Asia has risen exponentially, from 340 terawatt hours (TWh) in 1990 to 1,500 TWh in 2015…. Read More

Is struggling Sri Lanka salvageable?

Last Sunday — with two notable exceptions — Sri Lanka’s cabinet resigned en masse in protest against the government’s handling of the worst economic crisis to hit the island in decades, which has sparked widespread rioting, unrest, and arson attacks on police property. The two men stayed put were President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister… Read More

Workshop by Council for Global Problem-Solving

Prof. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG and Co-Chair, G20 Task Forces on (i) Digital Transformation & (ii) SDG spoke on “How digital transformation will shape the global development agenda in the post pandemic period” at a workshop on Feb 21, 2022. The workshop was organized by the Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP), Global Solutions Initiative… Read More

G-STIC Conference 2022

 Prof. Khasru was invited at the G-STIC Conference, Dubai, in Jan 2022 as a keynote speaker for the high plenary session where His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade had also participated. Prof. Khasru spoke on the plight of the global population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact… Read More

G20 Leadership Summit 2022

Prof. Khasru is the only one who is Co-chair of two G20 Task Forces i.e. Task Force 2 (TF2) on Digital Transformation and Task Force 9 (TF9) on SDG under the G20 Indonesian Presidency for the G20 Leadership Summit 2022. TF2 will look into how Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence can impact SDGs, data protection,… Read More