Civil society and sustainable development goals

Vibrant civil society key to achieving sustainable development goals

Achieving sustainable development goals is not possible without breaching the framework of elite civil society organisations working with big corporates and bureaucratic elites. Read more »
ICDS scheme and sustainable development goals, SDGs

Success of ICDS scheme hinges on awareness programmes

While there is basic awareness among the mothers of ICDS scheme beneficiaries, they are not educated on some of the key elements of the programme. Read more »
Women's empowerment in India

Women’s empowerment key to India’s transformation

Gender equality is not an end in itself -- women's empowerment to participate in economic activities is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals and to improve the quality of human life. Read more »
food waste and global hunger

Cutting food waste key to achieving zero hunger by 2030

The world generated around 931 million tonnes of food waste in 2019, of which 61% was from households, 26% in food service and 13% from retail trade, reveals the Food Waste Index... Read more »
foreign trade policy without industrial policy

Budget 2021: A promising start to reboot Indian economy

The finance minister has signalled her priorities through Budget 2021 -- healthcare, education, innovation, infrastructure, and digitisation as well as recapitalisation of banks. Read more »
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IMF chief calls for government spending in infrastructure to fight global recession

World leaders should use the current crisis to build an environmentally sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy, says Kristalina Georgieva. Read more »
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SDG agenda a pipe dream without sustainable peace, disarmament

Pressure on UN and governments is key to eliminating biological and chemical weapons. Linking SDGs to disarmament and an expanded Security Council can help. Read more »
Budget 2021 proposals for education

A transparent global tax regime can help achieve SDGs

Delivery of quality education, healthcare and housing to the bottom billion of the world population is possible with a transparent global tax regime. Read more »
India ageing crisis

Ageing in times of Covid-19 pandemic

It is imperative that the state and civil society play a more constructive and interventionist role in ensuring the social security of older persons. Read more »
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Covid-19: Developing countries stare at the prospect of lost decade

A large section of the population in in LIDCs live near subsistence levels. The governments' ability to support them is curtailed by limited fiscal resources. Read more »