President Donald Trump pictured in the White House on December 11, 2017. Trump was not invited to attend a global climate conference that's being held in Paris this week.
On Tuesday, the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement, 50 world leaders planned to gather in the French capital to attend an invite-only climate change conference hosted...
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Adrian Robert Bazbauers, University of Canberra Jim Yong Kim is set to begin his second five-year term as World Bank president on July 1, having been unanimously reappointed by the United States and w...
Women's labour force participation in India declined to 27% in 2011-2012.
The good news - child marriages may be on the decline.
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"We expect whatever the adverse effects of these changing of notes to basically disappear in the medium term."
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"We are in regular communication with the Indian and Pakistani governments on a wide range of issues."
India cannot be party to actions which are not in accordance with the Indus Waters Treaty.
While attending the Financial Inquiry India Report launch this past May, I heard Nick Robins— the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) financial inquiry team co-director—mention the...
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Workers' rights to unionise and push their grievances were not met.
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Congested highways can't cope with the demands of a fast-growing economy
"Ahmad brings with him broad development experience."
Marginalizing civil society and public opinion can have disastrous consequences. For BRICS to succeed and be true to its promise of providing an alternative to the current world order based on the primacy of the West, it needs to engage with all stakeholders and promote transparency. India can use its position as BRICS chair this year to do just that.
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Many commentators are hopeful that Paul Romer will help usher in a new era for the global economy. Known for his work on the endogenous growth theory, he has demonstrated a deep interest in tackling poverty and inequality by giving more importance to investments in human capital, innovation, and knowledge. But, what thrills me most of all is his brilliant idea of “Charter Cities”.
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Even though India has been resilient in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, “access to capital can become difficult” for developing countries including India as money moves to safe havens and if uncert...
The World Bank said on Thursday it would lend India more than $1 billion for its huge solar energy programme, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought climate change funds from its visiting head. Mod...
The FAO predicts that animal agriculture will increase by approximately 70% by 2050, with most of that growth taking place in emerging economies like India. Thus, investment is likely to be significant in the public and private sector of meat, egg and milk production. The World Bank's safeguard policies set the standard for public sector lending and investments in emerging economies. That is why NGOs around the world, including HSI, have appealed to the financial institution to include enforceable animal welfare standards in its safeguard policies.
WASHINGTON -- An Indian has been appointed to a key position in the World Bank with President Jim Young Kim assigning him a role to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility,...
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Remember the picture of India lit up during Diwali shared by 'UNSECO'? That picture has turned out to be fake. But the Diwali space map is now a reality due to a web project by World Bank called "Twen...
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WASHINGTON -- India is on track to register its entire 1.25 billion population using its Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank said today, which it said would help the government to promote the inclusion...
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WASHINGTON -- India is projected to grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and 7.9 per cent in the next two years, the World Bank forecast today citing strong investor sentiment and the positive effe...
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Throughout the world, natural disasters and severe weather events tend to impact women more than men. In developing countries, this problem is compounded when several other factors such as malnutrition, inequitable distribution of power and gender roles that are unfavourable to women are added to the mix.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said in an elaborate post on Facebook that PM Modi had been the 'worst victim of ideological intolerance.' The government had put in place several initiatives,...
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Since morning, officials in India's economic ministries have been ecstatic over news of India climbing 12 places in the the World Bank's Doing Business Report, an international annual score card ratin...
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WASHINGTON -- India now ranks 130 out of 189 countries in the ease of doing business, moving up 12 places from last year, according to a World Bank report. "A forward movement of 12 spots in the ease...
Maybe it's the magic of statistics or, hopefully, most of the world is getting something right in the quest to eliminate poverty. For the first time ever, a source as authoritative as the World Bank...
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WASHINGTON -- India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank...
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India's Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian said that India's trade relationship with south east Asian countries wasn't in the immediate future 'overwhelmingly important' compared to that of th...
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Imagine a South Asia without borders. People, industries, goods and services flow freely in the most profitable way for all. Imagine that necessities sorely needed in one area are freely available from areas where there is plenty. South Asia's story of poverty amidst plenty would begin to change. These are some of the possibilities that most of the commerce ministers from South Asia, together with leaders of business and industry, media and the arts, will be discussing for three days in Delhi at the first South Asia Economic Conclave.
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For early movers such as Nepal and India, the South Asia Economic Conclave in New Delhi this week presents an opportunity to showcase to the rest of the region how even the first baby steps towards greater integration are already leading to win-wins.
NEW DELHI — BJP-ruled Gujarat is the best place in the country to do business, says the World Bank's ranking on ease of doing business in states, a list that has the party-ruled states occupying four...
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NEW DELHI—Gujarat, the state Prime Minister Narendra Modi ruled for more than a decade, is the best state in the country for conducting business, the World Bank said on Monday, in a report that ranks...
We need masses of people to make changes in their lives and lifestyles. I believe the fastest and most effective way to achieve this is through faith based organizations that connect the world's people with the guiding principles, morals and values of their lives - their own religion.