Junaid Ahmad

‘India has 3-5% of GDP that it can put into this process of stabilisation of the economy’

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Junaid Ahmad is the World Bank’s India country director. He spoke to Nalin Mehta on the World Bank’s $1 billion emergency support package for India:     What does the World Bank’s $1 billion Covid-19 package for India entail? The objective is to support the government’s effort to stop the pandemic. It’s about putting money into testing, screening, […..]

‘India choosing to benchmark itself on PISA a massive signal … it says India wants to be measured globally’

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India recently announced that in 2021 it will be rejoining the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests performance of 15-year-old schoolchildren in mathematics, science and reading. India withdrew from this global measurement system administered by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2009. Junaid Ahmad, World Bank’s Country Director in India, spoke […..]