Mar 11, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Since 1991, Bangladesh has since enjoyed three decades of extraordinary progress
- Feb 25, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Absolute poverty has been eradicated in the world's most populous country, Xi announced while addressing a gathering held here to mark the country's accomplishments in poverty alleviation and honour its model poverty fighters.
- Jan 29, 2021 03:41 PM IST
The survey highlighted both economic growth – as reflected in the income per capita at the state level –and inequality have similar relationships with socio-economic indicators
- Jan 25, 2021 03:56 PM IST
In India, 85 million people will be pushed into poverty as a result of the Covid19 pandemic
- Jan 25, 2021 01:42 PM IST
While the findings of Oxfam and other similar agencies are not considered by policymakers, they come at a time when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will surely keep the urban and rural poor in mind while presenting her 2021-22 Union Budget, exactly a week from today.
- Oct 21, 2020 08:33 AM IST
'Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty: An Update', notes that sub-Saharan Africa, with its limited social safety nets, accounts for two-thirds of children living in households that struggle to survive on an average of USD 1.90 a day or less per person the international measure for extreme poverty, while South Asia accounts for nearly a fifth of these children.
- Oct 07, 2020 12:29 PM IST
In order to reverse this serious setback to development progress and poverty reduction, countries will need to prepare for a different economy post-COVID, by allowing capital, labour, skills and innovation to move into new businesses and sectors, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.
- Aug 20, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Successive governments have continued to overlook the vulnerability of India’s informal urban workforce and the situation this workforce finds itself in. The current crisis, however, presents an opportunity to modernise India’s social safety net
- Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy
- Jun 12, 2020 07:23 AM IST
The research by King's College London and the Australian National University points to poverty increasing dramatically in middle-income developing countries, where millions of people live just above the poverty line.
- Jun 10, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Secretary-General Guterres warned that unless immediate action is taken, it is increasingly clear that there is an impending global food emergency that could have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults.
- Jun 03, 2020 11:58 AM IST
In fighting the pandemic and its long-term effects, India must use the strength of its close to 1,000 universities, 40,000 colleges and 1000-plus stand-alone institutions of higher learning
- May 20, 2020 12:40 PM IST
"The pandemic and shutdown of advanced economies could push as many as 60 million people into extreme poverty -- erasing much of the recent progress made in poverty alleviation,” World Bank President David Malpass told reporters during a conference call on Tuesday.
- May 17, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Following the COVID-19-induced economic disruptions, up to 135 million jobs could be lost and 120 million people might be pushed back into poverty in India
- Apr 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Along with efforts to create a national-level database of workers in the unorganised sector, their economic and social well being in the near future must be protected
- Apr 09, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The report released by the Nairobi-based charity ahead of next week's International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank annual meeting calculated the impact of the crisis on global poverty due to shrinking household incomes or consumption.
- Apr 08, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its report titled 'ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work', describes coronavirus pandemic as "the worst global crisis since World War II".
- Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM IST
"What is the importance of the USD 5 trillion economy? We are USD 2 trillion economy. When we achieve the size of USD 5 trillion, production in the country will be around USD 3.5 trillion. If production reaches USD 3.5 trillion, we will be able to eradicate poverty from the country," the former MoS for Finance said.
- Dec 14, 2019 04:30 PM IST
The president hosted a conference of 46 heads of central universities and institutes of higher learning in the fields of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, aviation, footwear-design, fashion, petroleum and energy, maritime studies, planning and architecture and information technology.
- Dec 06, 2019 03:00 PM IST
If there is a hung assembly in Jharkhand, there would be considerable jockeying for winning post-poll allies — and in that event the BJP is not necessarily at a disadvantage.
- Nov 15, 2019 06:43 PM IST
A media report cited the latest consumption expenditure survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) to claim that consumer spending fell for the first time in more than four decades in 2017-18, primarily driven by slackening rural demand.
- Oct 18, 2019 10:55 AM IST
"Odisha's transformative initiatives and policies have resulted in the sharpest drop in poverty, about 25 per cent, bringing millions out of poverty in last two decades," the chief minister said.
- Jun 25, 2019 10:02 AM IST
Daitari Nayak (75), says people are not giving him any work as they think manual labour is below his dignity after he was awarded the Padma Shri.
- Jun 24, 2019 03:29 PM IST
The government makes every effort to save consumers from price rise, but does little to help farmers when commodity prices fall.
- Jun 19, 2019 08:53 AM IST
Is India in danger of becoming a plutocracy? When increasingly a wealthy minority decide the policies that govern a poor majority, whose interests will it reflect?