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,...