Budget 2021 to reboot Indian economy

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 »
A large number of Indian children face extreme poverty

Poverty in India down dramatically, says Oxford study

Despite the dramatic success in reducing poverty, about 8.8% of Indians are facing severe poverty. About a fifth of Indian population are vulnerable to multidimensional poverty, says the report. Read more »
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Modi govt striving to achieve SDGs, steps up monitoring

The SDGs combine economic, social and environmental aspects of development. Read more »