Partners Together: India and Japan Meeting India’s Skills and Jobs Challenge | Asian Development Bank

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Partners Together: India and Japan Meeting India’s Skills and Jobs Challenge

Event | 31 October 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


Since his inauguration in 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been proactively undertaking structural reforms. As a result, the country’s economic fundamentals are improving steadily.

India’s full-scale economic growth requires accelerating the reforms to tackle longstanding impediments to growth in financial regulation and infrastructure, and responding to skills and jobs challenges to achieve the full potential of its demographic dividend. The Policy Research Institute (PRI) of Japan’s Ministry of Finance and India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) have been exchanging research since they signed a memorandum of intent in 2015.

PRI and NCAER have agreed to hold the second joint conference in Tokyo, with the ADBI as co-sponsor. The program centers on India’s skills and jobs challenges and the partnership between the two organizations.


  • To promote discussion on India’s skills and jobs challenges, and
  • To engage researchers and practitioners from India and Japan and explore how they can work together.


Around 50 government officials from Japan and India, as well as international experts and academics.

Participant responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.


  • Better understanding of challenges in India’s skills and job market,
  • Sharing of research among experts and researchers, and
  • Closer cooperation among key stakeholders, locally and internationally.

How to register

By invitation only.




Policy Research Institute (PRI)

Time of event

09:00 - 18:00