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Laos' "Different Face" of Poverty
November 17, 2012

Laos' "Different Face" of Poverty

While Laos has been the beneficiary of rapid economic growth, not all are seeing its benefits.

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?

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.

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 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?

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?

Govt Backtracks on Poverty
October 04, 2011

Govt Backtracks on Poverty

India’s government backtracks over controversial planned benchmarks for what constitutes 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.

India and Oligarchic Capitalism
April 26, 2011

India and Oligarchic Capitalism

How the government tackles oligarchic capitalism and Maoist violence will shape Indian democracy.

Congress Party Platitudes
February 05, 2011

Congress Party Platitudes

Sonia Gandhi writes as if the Congress Party inherited the problems India faces. It should take some responsibility.

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