poverty

Far from concrete

India's Street Vendors Act could be a big leap forward for those it seeks to serve, but important gaps must be filled during its implementation.

| Dec 05, 2014

In cash or in kind?

A universal Public Distribution System would do better than direct cash transfers in solving India’s food-policy conundrum

To live free

A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.

| Jan 22, 2013

The danger of Grameenism

Far from being a panacea for fighting rural poverty, microcredit can impose additional burdens on the rural poor.

| Oct 01, 2010

A future out of grasp

We've seen poverty, and it is us. A Millennium Development Goal target-evaluation exercise tells us there is no need to smile.

| Nov 01, 2005

The Madrassa and the State of Pakistan

  The madrassas of Pakistan are said to be the breeding ground for much of South and Central Asian militancy, but for the accusations made there is precious little known about these Islamic seminaries and their …

| Feb 01, 2004

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