- UN urged to study failure to lift millions out of poverty
Sep 27, 2013
The island nation of Sri Lanka has urged the United Nations to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty.
[Poverty eradication] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Poverty reduction]
- Hand In Hand creates 1.3 million jobs
Feb 26, 2013
Away from media spotlight, a charitable organisation is scripting a quiet social revolution. Read the story of how Hand in Hand, an Indian NGO, is helping fight poverty and creating 1.3 million jobs across the country.
[Poverty eradication] [South Asia] [NGO] [Employment] [Hand in Hand] [India]
- 88 richest people own more than 3.5 billion poor: experts
Feb 11, 2014
Despite enough food production globally, millions of people still do not have access to the bare minimum requirements, said, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, IIASA.
[DSDS 2014] [Poverty and Hunger] [South Asia] [Poverty eradication] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit]
- Poverty, inequality hamper development gains says UNDP
Jul 28, 2014
UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
[India] [Poverty eradication] [Inequality, Vulnerability] [South Asia] [Poverty] [Human Development] [UNDP]
- Existing bank account holders can avail ‘Jan Dhan’ benefits
Sep 20, 2014
Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
[India social schemes] [Poverty eradication] [Indian Government] [Poverty reduction]
- MGNREGA benefited 5 crore families in India
Aug 22, 2013
Fifty per cent beneficiaries are from the SC, ST sections and fifty per cent wages have gone to women, said Dr Mihir Shah, member of India’s Planning Commission.
[Poverty reduction] [Poverty eradication] [Planning Commission of India] [India] [South Asia]