Bhubaneswar, July 21: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Odisha and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) on Friday. As part of this understanding, TBI will provide advisory support to the Government to enable it to successfully deliver on its overall economic agenda.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Electronics, Information Technology Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena, Development Commissioner Anu Garg, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Deoranjan Kumar Singh.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, TBI is helmed by Former Prime Minister of UK, Tony Blair, and greatly benefits from his vast experience, expertise, and network. It works in 45+ countries to help governments turn ideas into reality. It helps leaders by advising on strategy, policy, and delivery, and by unlocking the power of technology across all three. Its domains of specialization include governance, foreign policy, investments, infrastructure and cities, climate and energy, and human capital. Through interventions in these areas, the organization aims to help build more open, inclusive, and prosperous societies for people everywhere.
The collaboration, a non-commercial project, involves strategy development support, delivery and implementation support, and strategic communications support. Under these support initiatives, TBI will undertake a range of activities such as current-state analysis, external benchmarking, roadmap design, capacity development, effective communication of core reforms to enhance adoption, and many others. These initiatives, coupled with TBI’s expertise in leveraging insights from various public and private stakeholders, are expected to further catalyze Odisha’s ongoing transformation.
The MoU was signed by E&IT Department Special Secretary Manas Ranjan Panda and TBI Country Director Vivek Agarwal.