World Bank: India Overtakes Japan as World's Third Largest Economy
May 01, 2014
World Bank: India Overtakes Japan as World's Third Largest Economy
In purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, India is now the world's third largest economy -- surpassing Japan.
World Bank: India Overtakes Japan as World's Third Largest Economy
India’s Growing Urban Poverty Crisis
March 04, 2014
India’s Growing Urban Poverty Crisis
India's efforts to fight urban poverty have been lacking.
India’s Growing Urban Poverty Crisis
The Bricks of Wrath: India’s Migrant Workers
February 26, 2014
The Bricks of Wrath: India’s Migrant Workers
Migrant workers in Indian cities face a bleak future, but one organization is trying to bring hope.
The Bricks of Wrath: India’s Migrant Workers
No, Welfare Can’t Solve Terrorism
January 17, 2014
No, Welfare Can’t Solve Terrorism
John Kerry’s claim that poverty causes terrorism underscores America’s continued failure to understand terrorists.
No, Welfare Can’t Solve Terrorism
Cambodia: Life in Hell
November 05, 2013
Cambodia: Life in Hell
Near the country’s most famous tourist destination, some 300 people live in the direst conditions imaginable.
Cambodia: Life in Hell
China and India: Mirror Images?
September 02, 2013
China and India: Mirror Images?
Beijing and Delhi complement each other nicely. While China has development down, India excels at the political.
China and India: Mirror Images?
Asia Winning War on Poverty
April 20, 2013
Asia Winning War on Poverty
A new World Bank note finds that Asian countries have reduced the number of people living in poverty — but work remains.
Asia Winning War on Poverty
Laos'
November 17, 2012
Laos' "Different Face" of Poverty
While Laos has been the beneficiary of rapid economic growth, not all are seeing its benefits.
Laos' "Different Face" of Poverty
Urban Poor's 'Everyday Struggle' in Vietnam
October 23, 2012
Urban Poor's 'Everyday Struggle' in Vietnam
As Vietnam’s population moves to the cities, the poor struggle for the most basic of human needs. Will they be left behind?
Urban Poor's 'Everyday Struggle' in Vietnam
Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia
October 13, 2012
Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia
Governments are spending vast sums to reduce crushing poverty. While the cause is a noble one the reasoning and approach may be faulty.
Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia
India's New Philanthropists
August 06, 2012
India's New Philanthropists
Indians are taking up the banner of “giving back”. Many more might join if incentives to do so could be enhanced.
India's New Philanthropists
India Moves on Food Security
December 21, 2011
India Moves on Food Security
India’s National Food Security Bill is aimed at offering subsidized food for hundreds of millions. Will it pass?
India Moves on Food Security
Formula 1 Meets Poverty
October 31, 2011
Formula 1 Meets Poverty
India has just hosted its first Formula 1 race. But with millions still in poverty, should it be spending money this way?
Formula 1 Meets Poverty
Govt Backtracks on Poverty
October 04, 2011
Govt Backtracks on Poverty
India’s government backtracks over controversial planned benchmarks for what constitutes poverty.
Govt Backtracks on Poverty
Drawing the Poverty Line
October 03, 2011
Drawing the Poverty Line
India’s government has caused a storm with its plan to redefine urban and rural poverty levels.
Drawing the Poverty Line
India and Oligarchic Capitalism
April 26, 2011
India and Oligarchic Capitalism
How the government tackles oligarchic capitalism and Maoist violence will shape Indian democracy.
India and Oligarchic Capitalism
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