The economies of China and India have grown spectacularly in the last decade. Strong middle classes in both countries are emerging, but millions are still living in extreme poverty in urban and rural areas.
The Prosperity and Inequality cohort included fifteen fellows—five each from India, China, and the United States, who were charged to address the question: what kind of prosperous society is possible and desirable?
Through a series of four intensive residencies in New York, India, and China, ICI Fellows from government, higher education, business, non-governmental organizations, media groups, and artistic institutions developed highly collaborative projects. These projects included working papers, policy briefs, artistic productions, public exhibitions, and curriculum designs.