Andhra Pradesh Priorities Eminent panel to help AP govt achieve more development

Andhra Pradesh Priorities Eminent panel to help AP govt achieve more development
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A delegation of Andhra Pradesh Priorities Eminent Panel met in-charge Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha at the Secretariat here on Thursday and discussed on working with individual departments of the AP government.  

Amaravati: A delegation of Andhra Pradesh Priorities Eminent Panel met in-charge Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha at the Secretariat here on Thursday and discussed on working with individual departments of the AP government.

The state government is going to take up a project collaborating with Tata Trusts to achieve more improvement in various aspects such as health, education, nutrition, sanitation and agriculture, etc.,

The Andhra Pradesh Priorities Eminent Panel will identify ways to help the state make best use of the project’s findings of 77 prioritised policies and interventions with collaboration between Tata Trusts and Copenhagen Consensus to help Andhra Pradesh achieve the goal of becoming India’s leading state in social development and economic growth.

The Chief Secretary invited the project team to disseminate their research to all departments, and to form links to help to move the agenda forward swiftly. ``Identifying the best value-for-money policies is an important step, and we hope that this will be a long partnership that will help AP to translate this into concrete policy actions,” said Anil Chandra Punetha.

The Eminent Panel comprises former CEO of Oxfam India Nisha Agrawal, Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research and president of the Indian Economic Association Professor S Mahendra Dev, and Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Finn Kydland.

The Eminent Panel was facilitated by Bjorn Lomborg, president of Copenhagen Consensus and named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

“We are very encouraged by the interest from the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary in continuing a partnership to translate this research into action that offers value-for-money policies that help boost the state’s social development and economic potential,” said Bjorn Lomborg.

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