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Pakistan's IDPs find it can get worse

Aug 06, 2013 06:50 AM The latest wave of displacement has seen over 130,000 people leave their homes in Pakistan’s northwestern Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

India needs systemic reforms in governance: B G Verghese

Jul 24, 2013 04:30 AM India should march ahead despite all the existing cynicism around its achievements as a nation, exhorts senior Indian journalist B G Verghese.
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India Since 1947: Looking Back at a Modern Nation

Jul 12, 2013 10:00 AM In one of the essays in this anthology, Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze regret that India has drastically failed in translating its growth into better living conditions for Indians.
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UN report on Post-2015 agenda: Civil Society's response

Jul 01, 2013 12:55 PM This document highlights a detailed Civil Society Position / Response to the UN High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (that will guide the agenda for development once MDGs in their present form will expire in 2015).

Ten million child labourers in domestic work

Jun 21, 2013 12:25 PM An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide – most of them under age – are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO.

Developing South Asia: Lessons and Insights

Jun 20, 2013 08:48 AM This publication showcases eight projects that delivered exemplary and significant results in their implementation. These projects represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology, irrigation, and disaster risk reduction.
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Indian NGOs experiment with cash transfers

Jun 02, 2013 05:30 AM The NGO SEWA Bharat and UNICEF held a two day long conference in New Delhi to discuss the two cash transfer of pilots projects.

Replication possibilities of apple project concept in India

May 30, 2013 10:24 AM Laxmi Prakash Semwal, Chairman of Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS) & Edwin Willemsen, Director, Fresh Food Technology (FFT), on the idea of promoting partnership to improve the situations by partnering towards structure solutions for quality production, collection, handling, grading, storage, distribution and marketing of apples by farmer owned joint venture companies (JVCs).

Getting to the root of childhood poverty

May 28, 2013 01:45 PM The newly launched book, ‘Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up’, tracks children over 15 years in four countries namely Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
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Growth cannot be chased at the cost of equity: C Rangarajan

May 02, 2013 07:14 AM At the book launch of 'Growth and Equity', which has experts like Kamal Nath, Nitin Desai and Jagdish Bhagwati contributing essays, the talk turned to the policy issues India faces and how consumers in India have now become more aware and are fighting for their rights.
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‘Indian women don’t rebel enough’: Kishwar Desai

Apr 22, 2013 12:25 PM The Costa Award winning author’s latest book The Sea of Innocence was launched by Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and witnessed a lively debate on the subject of women’s rights.
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Mumbai building makes business case for energy efficiency

Apr 18, 2013 01:04 PM By implementing energy-efficiency and sustainability features, Mumbai’s Godrej Bhavan has achieved significant financial and environmental quality benefits.

Automated driving test track introduced in Karnataka

Apr 17, 2013 03:30 AM In Karnataka, the Department of Transport has implemented a technological solution to curb corruption in issuance of driving licences
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Annual Monitoring of Educational Achievements

Apr 16, 2013 05:30 PM School report cards presents annual quantitative and qualitative information on all primary schools by tracking students’ overall performance, educational progress and infrastructure.
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Fire Alert Messaging System (FAMS) in Madhya Pradesh

Apr 16, 2013 03:30 PM The Fire Alert Messaging System is a disaster management tool built by the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh to identify fire sensitive zones in the forested areas. It is an ICT-led strategy to preserve natural resources and protect livelihoods.
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Crosscutting Agra Project (CAP) to help urban poor

Apr 16, 2013 12:30 PM This initiative is a joint collaborative effort of Agra Nagar Nigam and NGO CURE that focuses on slum development, sanitation, and service provision to urban poor.
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Re-inventing Targeted Public Distribution System in Gujarat

Apr 16, 2013 10:13 AM Initiated by the Government of Gujarat, the Biometric Bar-coded PDS Coupon system is an innovative model of service delivery that leverages ICT to improve the accountability and transparency of the Targeted Public Distribution System in the state.
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Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign in Haryana

Apr 16, 2013 09:47 AM This practice termed as Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) addresses the problem of sanitation in rural areas of Bhiwani district in Haryana.
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AGRISNET - Information Network For Farmers

Apr 15, 2013 02:30 PM Tamil Nadu’s Department of Agriculture has successfully created an internet-based information network for 80 lakh farmers in the state.
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Enhancing livestock productivity in Orissa

Apr 15, 2013 11:53 AM Project Nandini, a livestock information system implemented by the Government of Orissa, aims to provide extension services to cattle farmers in Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Mayurbhanj districts of the state.
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