Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom Sir Tony Blair met Odisha CM Sri Naveen Patnaik today at Naveen Niwas. Both the leaders discussed on the economic development and growth of Odisha and the future perspectives. Govt of Odisha has inked an MoU with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) on 21st July 2023.
As per this understanding, TBI will provide free policy support and assistance in developing a comprehensive economic strategy for Odisha. The TBI will deploy 4 resources for a period of 24 months. This project team will work under the direct guidance of TBI’s leadership and its network of global experts. The team will work in close collaboration with Team Odisha. Headquartered in London and founded in 2016, TBI is helmed by Former Prime Minister of UK, Sir Tony Blair. TBI works in over 45 countries. TBI’s domains of expertise include governance, foreign policy, investments, infrastructure and cities, climate and energy, and human capital. In Odisha, the project team 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. Prioritization of emerging industries, development of a multimodal transport logistics will be the main agenda to supercharge growth.