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UN lauds India's job guarantee scheme
Feb 03, 2010 The United Nations report World Social Situation 2010, released globally last week, has complimented the national employment guarantee scheme for its universal nature, in comparison to targeted schemes like BPL cards. It suggests effective measures be taken to address deficits.
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Addressing unemployment by entrepreneurship
Feb 23, 2010 The labour ministry of Bhutan has concluded its first entrepreneurship training for unemployed youth from the poorest regions. Organised as part of UNDP’s human security project, the programme aims to create new employment opportunities and reduce rural-urban migration.
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Joblessness driving Afghan youth to extremism
Mar 11, 2010 Authorities have voiced concern about the increasing number of Afghan youth joining Taliban driven by unemployment and poverty. While ideological motivation is one of the reasons, it has become necessary for the government to reduce corruption and create job opportunities for long term growth and social cohesion.
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UNDP head lauds India's job scheme for nurturing rural livelihoods
Mar 16, 2010 Last week, Helen Clark, Administrator of the UNDP and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, embarked on a five-day visit to India in hopes of continuing strong relations between the UNDP and the country. With stopovers in different districts in the state of Rajasthan, she observed the use of ICTs in enabling effective and prompt delivery of government services, and political reservation in empowering marginalised women.
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MGNREGA comes under Supreme Court scanner
Apr 08, 2010 India’s apex court recently brought under its scrutiny the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, stating that most of the projects under the scheme were failing as funds were not reaching the actual beneficiaries. The bench argued that real developments should take place at the ground level.
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Bamboo houses to generate employment in Nepal
Apr 21, 2010 Projects for the construction and promotion of bamboo houses, initiated jointly by AEC and ICBAR in Nepal are expected to reduce poverty by creating employment opportunities. The houses will be made using local technology and will reduce dependence on timber which takes longer to regenerate.
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Enabling them to earn
May 24, 2010 Green Fingers, a commendable initiative by Naima Khan, gives employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Working in the commercial plant nursery gives them an opportunity to shoulder the responsibility of their families and to enhance their capabilities.
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Microfinancing benefits the South Asian poor
Dec 11, 2009 In a week-long workshop recently held in Sri Lanka, leaders from across South Asia discussed ways to ensure efficiency in the fast growing microfinance sector. Microfinance institutions in the region have greatly realised the vision of easy availability of small loans to the poor.
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India's job scheme fails to prevent starvation death
Jan 13, 2010 The death of a job card holder under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in western India has once again brought the law under the scanner. Failure in explaining the benefits and rights under the scheme to the rural population keeps many deprived of the work or unemployment related benefits.
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Radio advocacy benefits Dhaka garment workers
Jan 21, 2010 BBC Radio 4 episode highlights appalling conditions in Bangladesh garment factories.
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Fighting unemployment in 2012
Jan 02, 2012 The financial crisis caused work prospects to deteriorate rapidly across the world, and since then employment has recovered much more slowly than output. Economist Jayati Ghosh reviews the employment trends of 2011 and provides alternatives to avoid a grim state in current year.
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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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No scheme for Pakistan's informal workers
May 01, 2009 Workers in Pakistan have not received their dues despite the government enacting new laws to improve their lot. A study documenting the state of labour in the country during last year shows that unorganised workers continue to suffer from exploitation, low wages and inadequate social safety nets.
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India's success story bypasses its unorganised sector
May 14, 2009 India’s National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector in its final report has indicated the failure of economic reforms in improving conditions of the working poor. It has found that most of the job growth happened in informal sector, offering neither job nor social security to workers.
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BPO for rural women in India
Jun 03, 2009 In a deeply conservative western Indian state of Rajasthan, rural girls with modest education do not have to go to cities like Bangalore in search of BPO jobs. Since 2000, Source of Change has been providing them with employment opportunities right at their doorsteps.
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Migrants from Afghanistan multiplying in the west
Jun 05, 2009 Facing insecurity and lack of economic opportunities at home, young Afghans are increasingly resorting to costly and perilous illegal migration to European and other developed countries. A UNHCR report says around 18,000 asylum-seekers have registered in as many as 44 countries in the West last year.
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Bangladesh government urged to create more job opportunities
May 19, 2009 Speakers gathered at a recent workshop in Dhaka called upon the government to make special budgetary allocation for the country's youth. Organised by a local NGO in association with the Millennium Campaign, the workshop discussed policy measures to create more employment opportunities in Bangladesh.
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PPP model mooted for skilling Indian youth
Aug 05, 2014 It is absolutely necessary to ensure that the industry be made a major partner in skilling India, said Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
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Do policy makers really 'get' MGNREGA?
Nov 17, 2010 India’s seminal initiative, the MGNREGA, has been successful to a large extent in creating infrastructure and generating employment at the grassroots level. But because of a lack of understanding about how the programme is being implemented and its successes, this landmark legislation is being undermined, argues Aruna Roy, member, NAC.
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India's decade of high growth rates; reason enough to celebrate?
Jan 07, 2011 Years of high growth in India have failed to create equally high rates of employment in most sectors. For a majority of Indians, it has been a false growth and an empty promise. C. P. Chandrasekhar writes.
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Graduates mounting; what next?
Sep 02, 2011 More people worldwide are entering higher education than ever before. But lack of productive jobs for these upskilled youth might transform into dissatisfaction among them, which is not the best recipe for social stability, warns economist Jayati Ghosh.
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Indian companies created 50,000 jobs in US
Oct 29, 2012 At a time when unemployment is a major issue in the US due to its poor economic status, Indian companies through massive investments have created 50,000 jobs in the country, William Burns, US Deputy Secretary of State. Burns also praised the recent Indian decisions with regard to next phase of economic reforms.
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India asks states to identify development projects under MGNREGA
Aug 29, 2012 The Government of India has asked the states to identify development projects under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ( MGNREGA), to ensure that work is available for those labourers who are in distress due to impending drought situation in some parts of the country.
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Rural Indians outpace urbanites in spending growth: Crisil study
Aug 31, 2012 For the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago, consumption in rural India is seen growing faster than in urban India and has widened the growth differential.
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Sri Lanka’s unemployment down to 4.2 per cent
Jul 04, 2014 Many graduates who were working in these Free Trade Zones have been benefited by the graduate employment scheme, said Yapa Abeywardene.
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Indian women going out of work: report
May 13, 2013 Two reports released recently show that the percentage of women in India’s workforce is dropping alarmingly owing to both social and economic reasons.
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Globalisation has generated jobs in India: Shashi Tharoor
Sep 19, 2013 India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development laments that a country of 1.2 billion people has a shortage of skilled people.
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Conflict-affected Lankans head to Australia in search of jobs
Jul 13, 2012 The number of young men from conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka, heading for Australia in search of jobs seems to be growing. According to the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, 1,413 Sri Lankans were apprehended on arrival in the first half of 2012, a 150 percent increase over 2011, when 211 people reached Australia. In 2010 that figure stood at 579, and in 2009 it was 739, the department reported.
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India’s unemployment level is better than US: report
Jul 10, 2012 According to India's Labour Bureau report, unemployment rate stood at 3.8 per cent during the last fiscal, with Daman and Diu and Gujarat topping the list of least unemployed among states and UTs. Director General of Labour Bureau D S Kolmakar said that India's unemployment level is much better than that of other countries like US, Spain and South Africa.
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Assamese tea-growers brew fresh profits
Nov 18, 2011 The small tea growers' community in the northeast Indian state of Assam is making a significant contribution to the state’s economy through their business.
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