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Education And Employment Among Muslims In India

Oct 26, 2012 10:00 AM Given the links between economic and political spaces, there is a need to enhance participation of Muslims in governance to increase their participation in the education space, says a recent report- Education And Employment Among Muslims In India by the Observer Research Foundation.

Toxic Tanneries: The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather

Oct 12, 2012 07:45 AM This report by the Human Rights Watch documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.
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Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge

Oct 01, 2012 05:40 AM On World Ageing Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) came out with a report that looks at policies and systems in place for the well-being of the world's ageing population.

Desalinise sea water to meet fresh water demand, says industry report

Sep 29, 2012 07:35 AM Desalination is being actively considered as a viable water supply alternative as rapid industrial development escalates demand for fresh water in an increasingly water-stressed India.
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Enabling Clean Talking

Sep 03, 2012 12:40 PM Greenpeace India recently launched a report, based on the Green Telecom Directive of the Government of India.

Small seed enterprises: Key to food security in developing countries

Sep 03, 2012 12:35 PM FAO’s policy guide, entitled Promoting the Growth and Development of Smallholder Seed Enterprises for Food Security Crops, singles out small seed enterprises as the best way to ensure quality seeds in the developing world. Based on case studies, the guide established that favorable policy environment was a prerequisite to successful development of smallholder seed enterprises.
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Development Communication in the Digital Age - A Study of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Community Media in the Mewat Region of Haryana

Aug 23, 2012 09:03 AM Read a paper on Panchayati Raj Institutions and community media in Mewat, Haryana, by Government of India official Abhilaksh Likhi. The author says that inclusive growth in rural India is not just about economic aggregates but also about engaging the village community in the growth process as active stakeholders.

Understanding What Indian Women Want from Maternal Health Services

Aug 21, 2012 12:25 PM Understanding women’s level of satisfaction with the health services is critical for improving the quality of service, says a study by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the UK-based London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Aberdeen.
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Legal Provisions and Practices in India

Aug 12, 2012 10:35 PM Legal Provisions and Practices in India with special focus on Human Rights on Old People is the latest study by Agewell Research and Advocacy Centre. It focuses on the rights of older persons and absence of adequate provision for them in our scores of laws and acts within the Indian legal system.

Between Two Sets of Guns

Aug 07, 2012 12:06 PM The report Between Two Sets of Guns: Attacks on Civil Society Activists in India’s Maoist Conflict published by Human Rights Watch documents human rights abuses against activists in India’s Orissa, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh states.
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UN’s new checklist to manage forests

Jul 24, 2012 11:35 AM The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank latest publication Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance will assist the countries assess the governance of their forest resources.

"The Fear Never Leaves Me"

Jul 24, 2012 11:31 AM Suspects in the 2009 mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles border guards (BDR) have been subjected to widespread abuse, torture, and deaths in custody, says a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Recapturing the Narrative of International Development

Jul 20, 2012 09:25 AM Though it is difficult to assess whether the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have contributed to poverty trends across the world, their impact on the discourse on international development has been powerful and unexpected, says a new report by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
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Privatisation of water services in New Delhi: Myth and reality – Report by Water Privatization-Commercialization Resistance Committee

Jul 10, 2012 06:22 AM The key questions that the booklet raises are, if there is a real water shortage in Delhi or are the shortages a result of unequal distribution of the water available in Delhi; and, how can water efficiency be improved by privatisation of water services.

Making Policy on ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries: A guide by IDPM

Jul 03, 2012 07:38 AM This guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change identifies the ICTs, climate change and development (ICCD) policy actors and priorities at three levels: international, national and sub-national.

Mainstreaming Poverty Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

Jun 25, 2012 12:35 PM This handbook has been designed to serve as a guide for the practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning.

Employment as Empowerment: Visibilising Women at Work

Jun 12, 2012 06:57 AM The India office of German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung India (FES) in collaboration with the Women’s Feature Service (WFS) has brought out a series of features that look into access to sustainable paid employment for Indian women and how this empowers and impacts their lives. Download the PDF with interesting stories on women from across the country.
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Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in session

May 22, 2012 07:15 AM Best days for public health are ahead of us, says WHO Director-General at the Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly which hopes to tackle a host of important public health issues.

Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific

May 11, 2012 12:55 PM The Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific by UN ESCAP provides five tracks for an economic system change to pursue green growth as a new economic development path.

Sustainable Development in India: Stocktaking in the run up to Rio+20

Apr 27, 2012 01:10 PM As the world gears for Rio+20 conference in June, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, has released a book, Sustainable Development in India: Stocktaking in the run up to Rio+20, which discusses the achievements made by India since 1992 Earth Summit; and assesses the existing emerging challenges that the country faces.
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