The Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE) has been established to provide a platform to experts and opinion makers for dissecting issues relating to the development and competitiveness of the Indian economy.
The Forum represents the interests of a wide range of stakeholders in the Indian economy. Its members include representatives of central, state and local governments, business chambers, education sector, and the voluntary and community sector. The members of the Forum will contribute to moulding a Growth Vision for the Indian Economy.
IFIE will facilitate dialogue on policies and issues – global, national, regional and local — between the government, private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academia. The Forum will share the conclusions of these deliberations with the decision-makers, corporate sector and the public through media.
The forum will monitor and evaluate economic policies to provide more viable alternatives for a solution of economic ills instead of merely criticising the government or corporate sector for the shortcomings.
IFIE will endeavour to raise awareness about important economic challenges faced by the Indian economy, internationally and nationally. It will hold symposiums and workshops, and utilise all possible means of advocacy to achieve this end.
The forum will prepare reports at regular intervals analysing the performance of the Indian economy and disseminate them for public consumption through the media.
IFIE will also examine the social impact of economic policies such as privatisation and economic liberalisation and share its findings with policy-makers and the public.
The Forum will organise discussion groups, conferences, symposiums and brainstorming sessions on pressing economic issues and policies. Through these, the Forum will contribute to the understanding of economic concerns and encourage research on developmental issues, and propagate possible solutions among decision-makers, corporate sector and media.