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India's poorest state begins to turn around
Mar 12, 2010 A wide ranging reform programmes implemented by the Bihar government, backed by World Bank are bringing visible improvements in the public finance management, school enrollment, health, and in fighting corruption in India’s poorest region. State revenues and development expenditures have also increased.
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Infant mortality rises as Delhi gets ready for games
Apr 06, 2010 While there has been some headway in tackling child mortality in rural areas, the number of children under five dying in India’s capital has been on the rise. The city is investing crores to make the Commonwealth Games work and yet, no efforts are made to advance urban health care.
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Save monsoons, Greenpeace tells Indian PM
Jun 05, 2009 A new Greenpeace study has warned that the phenomenon of global warming will significantly affect the Indian monsoons leaving an adverse impact on people. Meanwhile, in Nepal, a government official has attributed the country’s slow progress on climate change to lack of adequate funds.
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Bangladesh demands climate adaption fund from the west
Dec 09, 2009 Bangladesh's environment minister has said that his country will seek at least 15% of the UN climate fund and easy transfer of technology from developed countries at the Copenhagen summit. Scientists predict that millions in the region are going to be displaced due to rising sea levels.
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Millennium Campaign calls for stronger aid accountability
Jun 24, 2009 A new analysis by the Millennium Campaign reveals a stark contrast between the money spent on bailing out the rich during the past year and the overseas aid given over the last five decades. It has asked donors to give up excuses and deliver on their promises.
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The employment challenge
Dec 08, 2009 International Labour Organisation’s publication World of Work Report 2009: Global Jobs Crisis and Beyond emphasises the continuation of fiscal measures for job recovery worldwide. It recommends that investing in environment could be a potential source of job creation and for achieving sustainable, fairer global economy.
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Grantmaking for women and girls
Mar 05, 2010 Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The role of Women’s Funds, a resource guide produced by The Foundation Center and Women’s Funding Network seeks to provide an overview of concepts and strategies in international fundraising for organisations benefiting women and girls.
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Union budget 2011-2012: What civil society demands?
Feb 26, 2011 Ahead of the annual budget, the civil society gears up to highlight the glaring disparities in the society and what possible inclusions in the budget can help fill those gaps for a better economic and social growth of India. Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) and Oxfam India list their demands and hope for an inclusive budget.
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Developing world faces ageing crisis
Jul 06, 2009 French Institute of Demographic Studies in its new research has revealed that the proportion of elderly people is rising faster in the developing world. Governments in these countries need to urgently start social security schemes for the senior citizens.
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Africa demands compensation for ruining its climate
Aug 26, 2009 The African Union Commission has sought billions of dollars in compensation from the developed countries for global warming impact. As the head of recently formed delegation, Ethiopia will spearhead the negotiations on Africa’s development aspirations and climate change negotiations in Copenhagen.
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'Withdrawal of stimulus measures could aggravate crisis'
Dec 08, 2009 In a new report, International Labour Organisation has indicated that premature exit from fiscal stimulus measures can delay job recovery. It confirms that unless decisive measures are taken to support employment generation along with social protection, sustained and genuine recovery from the economic crisis will become difficult.
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Uncertainty looms over WEF summit
Jan 22, 2010 While world economy seems to be back from the brink after a mammoth $5 trillion in fiscal and monetary stimulus, the public’s patience with big business may be running out. The list of things to worry about in Davos next week seems to be longer than ever.
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Infant mortality alarming among aboriginal Australians
Feb 15, 2010 Conceding that indigenous children under five are twice as likely to die than non-indigenous infants, the Australian government has pledged to provide extra funding to support services to mothers and babies.
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Africa advancing towards gender empowerment
Mar 12, 2010 Despite several success stories in gender empowerment, gaps remain in the inheritance rights for women, higher education, elimination of cultural practices and barriers to women's advancement in Africa. The African Union has therefore set up an African Women's Development Fund to tide over the resource constraints.
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'Asia needs a different plan to recover from crisis'
May 01, 2009 Asia’s excessive dependence on external demand for growth can affect its long-term sustainability, says M. Shahidul Islam, Research Associate at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. Highlighting the uncertainty of fiscal packages, he insists on a constructive plan to stimulate growth.
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