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India and China: development policies, challenges, and strategies


  • Romi Jain


As the world's fastest growing economies, India and China have significantly served as "engines of world economic growth". At the same time, they are beset with gigantic internal socio-economic problems and are endeavoring hard to achieve economic growth with social justice for a greater "societal good". Given their ideologically divergent political systems and varying historical and cultural experiences, however, India and China have pursued radically different development paths to achieve their respective socio–economic goals. This article addresses the dynamics of development within theoretical perspectives, deals with development policies, perspectives and strategies of India and China in the historical backdrop, and spells out their development challenges which need to be addressed to achieve social justice and inclusive growth.

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  • Romi Jain, 2012. "India and China: development policies, challenges, and strategies," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 2(2), pages 1250007-125.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:2:y:2012:i:2:p:1250007

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