Gestation Lags for Implementation of Sponsored Research Studies on Development in Developing Countries:
Some Real Cases from India
Abstract: The objectives of decentralized planning in a developing country like India are to ensure balanced regional development and effective implementation of the basic needs and the anti-poverty programs. For successful planning and implementation of various development projects, it is necessary to have both effective macro policies and efficient micro decision-making processes. However, we find that the implementation of the research results takes an unusually long period of time in the developing countries.
We have conducted about twenty-seven interdisciplinary Operational Research (OR) type of studies on various interrelated issues on development in India over a period of 35 years between1982-2017. This paper is based on our experiences on some of the implemented and partially implemented studies at the micro as well as macro levels. The paper discusses specific efforts of persuasion over a sufficient long period of gestation and draws several lessons learnt in the process. Finally, an agenda for further action is suggested.
Keywords: Implementation aspects; Development issues; Developing countries; OR models; Gestation period
JEL Classification: O13, Q01
Citation as: Datta, Subhash (2018). "Gestation Lags for Implementation of Sponsored Research Studies on Development in Developing Countries: Some Real Cases from India", Journal of Contemporary Management, Vol.9, Iss.4, pp.37-47.