Dr. Amit Kapoor was awarded the Skoch Economics Award at the 92nd Skoch Summit. The award was given by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, EAC – PM. The citation reads as
“Amit Kapoor’s contribution in setting up the Institute for Competitiveness has led to pioneering competitiveness benchmarking, measurement and index efforts in India. His works, like the Ease of Living Index, Municipal Performance Index, Innovation Index, Export Performance Index, Ease of Living Index for Elderly and Social Progress Index have shaped the policy discussions in the government and private sector.
In particular, the Ease of Living Index has been used as an assessment tool by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, leveraged by smart cities all over the country. These indices have prolifically raised the country’s competitive spirit, providing a robust framework that States and UTs can refer to and resolve development challenges. In the preparation of the Competitive Roadmap for India@100, Kapoor has carried out the vital tasks of implementing the analysis of Indian data sources and working on competitiveness diagnostic, among others.”
SKOCH Award, independently instituted in 2003, is India’s honest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as a third party assessment. It is the only award in the country that is based on feltneeds assessment and outcome evaluation based on evidence. It therefore, recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.
SKOCH Award covers the best of efforts in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion. It encompasses the best of governance, inclusive growth, excellence in technology and applications, change management, corporate leadership, corporate governance, citizen service delivery, capacity building, empowerment and other such softer issues that get normally lost in the glamour and glitz of industry sponsored or advertising focused jamborees.
The SKOCH Award not only acknowledges exceptional achievers – organisations and individuals – but also spurs institutional guidance and best practices in the industry.
Details can be looked at https://summit.skoch.in/