Indu Bhushan

Former Director General, Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department, ADB

Indu Bhushan was previously Director General of the Strategy and Policy Department at ADB. Prior to this appointment, he worked in Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. Before joining ADB, he was a member of the Indian Administrative Service. An electrical engineer by training, he has master’s degree in health sciences and PhD in public health economics. His wife, Anjana, works with the World Health Organization. He has two daughters, Devika and Ambika. He loves to watch sports and movies, and play bridge.

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BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Photo courtesy of www.silkespeaks.com, 2012.

The BRICS Bank — An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Later this month, the leaders of five major emerging economies—some say they have already emerged— are likely to announce the establishment of a BRICS Bank. These countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. As the name suggests, the Bank will focus on investment needs in the BRICS countries, but might cover some other countries as well.

Indu Bhushan

Rising Tide Raises All Boats — Or Does It?

Last week, the development economics world was shaken by an open clash between two of its most distinguished luminaries—Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati. One is a Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics, and the other is widely believed to be worthy of one.  

Indu Bhushan

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