Former British PM Tony Blair Meets Odisha CM in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair met Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas on Wednesday.

As per a release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), they discussed issues related to the future of economic development and growth of Odisha.

The Odisha government has entered into a tie-up with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI). As per this MoU, the TBI will provide free policy support and assistance in developing a comprehensive economic strategy for Odisha. A four-member project team of TBI will work for 24 months in Odisha under the direct guidance of TBI’s leadership and its network of global experts. The TBI resource team will work in close collaboration with Odisha authorities.

The TBI is active in more than 50 countries to help governments turn ideas into reality in the fields of governance, foreign policy, investments, infrastructure and cities, climate and energy, and human capital.

In Odisha, the TBI project team will undertake a range of activities such as current-state analysis, external benchmarking, roadmap design, capacity development and effective communication of core reforms to enhance adoption.

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