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Social protection critical to end economic crisis
Feb 21, 2010 The Asia Pacific MDG Progress Report calls for strengthening social protection and re-thinking of the prevailing growth model in light of the global economic crises. Governments are urged to reorient their development policy framework to place the poor and the vulnerable first for accelerated achievement of MDGs.
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More Nepali's heading for foreign jobs
Apr 19, 2010 Increasing demand of workers in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has lead to an upsurge in Nepali job seekers for overseas destinations. Latest data show a whopping 18.5% rise in first nine months of 2009/10 as compared to corresponding period last year.
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India gets more say in World Bank
Apr 27, 2010 The decision of the World Bank to increase India’s voting rights and an $86-billion hike in its share capital has made the country the seventh largest shareholder in the institution. The extra capital could be used to facilitate more jobs and protect the vulnerable through safety nets.
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'SAARC needs a common strategy to address challenges'
Dec 14, 2009 On the occasion of the 24th SAARC Charter Day, efforts to strengthen and push forward the SAARC process, promote bi-lateral trade, and enhance technological cooperation among the member countries have been emphasised. With high levels of poverty, food and environmental crisis in the region, there is need for improving the quality of life.
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The G-20: Struggling to remain relevant
Jun 25, 2012 Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary with Government of India, feels that the steps agreed upon at the recently concluded seventh G-20 summit could lead to economic recovery, temporarily, in the advanced economies, but, the issue of severe structural imbalances that lie at the root of current economic crisis, has still not been addressed.
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Call for papers on global economic governance
Jun 29, 2009 Danish Institute for International Studies invites papers to be presented in a conference that aims to discuss the global economic governance for a more stable and resilient world economy. Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 9, 2009.
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ADB triples capital base to boost poverty reduction
Apr 30, 2009 Responding to the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank has substantially raised its capital base to support long-term development needs of Asia and the Pacific. Poorer member countries are facing an estimated resource gap of $53 billion a year for meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
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ADB's capital boost "irresponsible and dangerous"
May 06, 2009 A network of 250 activist groups says that the Asian Development Bank’s move to increase its capital base for financing infrastructure projects in poor Asian regions can prove to be disastrous. It alleges the region has already experienced forced displacement and environmental degradation caused by the bank's funded projects.
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Pakistan's economic growth slowest in decade
May 22, 2009 Come June, when the fiscal year ends in Pakistan, the country’s economy this year would have grown at the slowest pace in a decade, say officials and analysts. It is now seeking US$ 600 million in emergency relief funds from donors to help displaced people from the embattled Swat Valley.
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Hunger up by 100 million in South Asia
Jun 03, 2009 A new UNICEF report has revealed that the number of chronically hungry people in South Asia has touched the figure of 400 million – highest in last four decades. The ongoing global recession and the food crisis are to be blamed for the significant increase in numbers.
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Meltdown pushing more girls into child labour: ILO
Jun 11, 2009 A new ILO study points out that global financial crisis may aggravate child labour, with girls facing increased risks. Declining household income and family preference for boys’ education force girls bear the double burden of working at home and outside, exposing them to abuse.
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India: ‘Quarterly targets for development projects fixed’
Jul 09, 2012 Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission has said that quarterly targets for the progress of development works have been fixed for the first time for various ministries and that the projects will be monitored at three levels, including the PMO.
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Crisis fix for women
Mar 10, 2009 In its new publication: Global Employment Trends for Women, ILO warns the economic crisis could generate up to 22 million more unemployed women in 2009. Noting that the downturn has hit women harder, the report says that the trend can be arrested if governments adopt gender equity policies.
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Funding for crisis management
Mar 13, 2009 Swimming against the Tide: How Developing Countries are Coping with the Global Crisis, a background paper by the World Bank reveals a huge financial shortfall for developing countries. It says that rich nations should spend some of their fiscal stimulus to help low income countries restore growth.
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Securing human rights amidst crisis
Jun 01, 2009 Amnesty International’s report: The State of the World’s Human Rights reveals that global recession is fuelling suppression of human rights. As governments worldwide crack down on people protesting against economic hardships, the document highlights the need for a new global deal to avert further instability.
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Monitoring food security
Jun 03, 2009 UNESCAP report – Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific – examines different kind of challenges to food security of the region, springing from the ongoing economic recession. The study suggests a regional framework of action and advocates strengthening of social protection programmes to tackle the crisis.
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Achieving holistic growth in Asia
Jul 06, 2009 Asian Development Outlook 2009 presents a comprehensive analysis of 45 developing economies in Asia and the Pacific. In the context of global financial crisis, this document by Asian Development Bank underlines the risks of growth that is excessively dependent on external demand.
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Making hunger disappear
Oct 15, 2009 FAO's annual hunger report The State of Food Insecurity shows how the economic crisis has led to the rise in the number of hungry people in the world. The document highlights the urgent need for investment in agriculture and calls for more international commitment to end the food insecurity.
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Global partnership for achieving MDGs
Oct 28, 2009 UN’s report Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development in a Time of Crisis highlights the need for cooperation among key stakeholders for accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals. It recommends public-private partnerships for advancing economic and environmentally sustainable growth.
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Bangladeshi migrant workers still unwelcome in Malaysia
Nov 30, 2009 Malaysia has turned down a request from Bangladesh to lift an eight-month-old freeze on taking in new Bangladeshi workers. The country in March cancelled the work visas of 55,000 Bangladeshi workers, citing fears of layoffs amid the global recession.
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Community radio focuses on food security
Oct 16, 2009 The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, will broadcast radio programmes on the theme: ‘Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis’ to mark the World Food Day today. The programmes will highlight how rural development and natural resource management can help in combating hunger.
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Bumper rice crop may not help the world's poorest
Feb 27, 2009 Food and Agriculture Organisation has predicted that global paddy production in 2008 can bring down consumer prices. However, it also cautions that falling incomes and rising job insecurity due to economic meltdown may continue to affect the poor and their access to basic food.
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Global recession hits Kashmir's cottage industry
Mar 09, 2009 Cottage industry in India’s Jammu and Kashmir is under severe pressure due to ongoing global economic crisis. The state government has assured that all measures will be taken to ensure the welfare of weavers, artisans and small entrepreneurs.
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Meltdown could leave 22 million women jobless
Mar 10, 2009 Millions of women are likely to lose their jobs due to the ongoing global economic recession. In its new report that assesses employment trends for women, the International Labour Organisation calls on governments to guarantee fair salaries and social protection measures to address the problem.
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UN calls for global green new deal
Mar 20, 2009 UNEP's new policy brief launched ahead of the G-20 meeting in early April, calls for focused investment in five key sectors to help the economy bounce back from the current crisis. It claims the multiple benefits would help tackle climate change, global unemployment and poverty challenges as well.
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Bangladeshi migrants return with shattered dreams
Mar 30, 2009 Thousands of Bangladeshi migrant workers had paid through their nose to secure relatively lucrative jobs overseas. Having lost employment due to the global recession, many of them are now being repatriated to their homeland.
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Bad management causing closures in Sri Lanka, say unions
Mar 30, 2009 The claim of global recession hitting Sri Lanka’s garment export industry, the country’s biggest foreign exchange earner, is a contested one. With factories closing down, thousands of women have lost jobs and the ones still employed are facing uncertain future.
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Economic crisis likely to affect MDGs
Mar 31, 2009 Due to the ongoing global financial crisis, international monetary aid could receive a major setback. UNCTAD’s latest policy brief says that donor countries are finding it hard to balance domestic constraints with aid commitments, thus undermining the prospects of achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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Optimism prevails despite differences in G20
Apr 02, 2009 At the G20 summit, leading economies of the world will be striving to find ways to confront the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Even as India is expected of raising the issue of development on behalf of less developed countries, the UNDP has made a passionate plea to avoid a full-fledged disaster.
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London summit pledges to boost global economy
Apr 03, 2009 G20 leaders in London have pledged an additional trillion-dollar stimulus package to boost global economy. They have also reiterated their commitment to assist less developed countries to achieve their MDGs and assured of pursuing sustainable development to tackle climate change.
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