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NITI Aayog and India Consensus Collaboration

On June 14, 2018 the India Consensus prioritization methodology was presented at a NITI Aayog in Delhi. The event was attended  attended by Chief Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries dealing with the Planning Department of 32 States and Union Territories, Joint Secretaries from 14 Ministries, senior officers from NITI Aayog, eminent economists and researchers under the aegis of both Vice-chair Dr Rajiv Kumar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shri Amitabh Kant. Copenhagen Consensus President, Dr Bjorn Lomborg presented the policies and interventions which generate the most social, economic and environmental good for the States.

Both Dr Kumar and ShriKant appreciated the process, reaffirmed that they want to see it used for the SDGs, for other states, and for aspirational districts. Several states also indicated they would be interested in taking prioritization forward.

India Consensus has been invited by NITI Aayog to assess the social benefit-cost ratios for priority indicators of Sustainable Development Goals for India. The social benefit-cost ratio (BCR), is an indicator of the cost-effectiveness of an intervention, as it demonstrates the amount of social, economic and environmental benefits achieved per Rupee invested.

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List of Participants