Dr. Subinay Nandy visited
Institute of Population Research, Peking University(IPRPKU)
Dr. Subinay Nandy，the
Country Director of United Nations Development Programmme visited
Institute of Population Research，Peking
University on June 22，
2009, and carried out a lecture entitled ‘China National Human
Development Report 2007/08: Access for all - Basic public services for
1.3 billion people’. Including the Director of PKUIPR Professor Zheng
Xiaoying, Deputy Director Professor Chen Gong, Professor Qiao Xiaochun,
Professor Song Xinming and more than 10 teachers and 20 students of
PKUIPR, the meeting presided over by Professor Pang Lihua. At the
meeting, Dr. Subinay Nandy gave a brief statement of ‘China National
Human Development Report 2007/08’, and combining with the theme of
‘establishment of basic public services for 1.3 billion people’, he
analyzed the importance of realizing the equalization of basic public
services in the background of financial crisis, and gave some
recommendations on basic public services in rural and urban areas.
Dr. Subinay Nandy commended the progress and success of Chinese economy.
And he also indicated that the access for basic public services for all
the people in China could stimulate the economic growth in the context
of financial crisis, in order to enhance the confidence in coping with
the crisis in China and all over the world. In his lecture on the
report, Dr. Subinay Nandy emphasized the significant effect on rural
population to economic recovery and development as well as the
importance of raising basic public services in the rural areas. Dr.
Subinay Nandy said that financial crisis might result in a greater gap
between urban and rural areas and the gap between rich and poor, and
the government to take appropriate measures and interventions to assist
rural population to cope with. The potential needs of the rural areas
were very large, so realizing the equalization of basic public services
by improving the public services in rural areas could stimulate the
investment and consumption of rural population, which was conducive to
cope with financial crisis, but also played an irreplaceable role in the
economic development in China.
After the finished report, Professors and students gave their own
opinion about several hotspot issues, such as definition of equality,
Public Service system, New Health care reform.More over, they were
in-depth discussion with Dr. Subinay Nandy. The meeting was ended after
Professor Zheng Xiaoying expressing her gratitude to Dr Subinay Nandy.
Subinay Nandy (the Country Director of UNDP)
the focus of UN on China is not merely GDP.
About 30 students and
in the lecture room of IPR
and discussed with Dr. Subinay Nandy.