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Latest Articles in Sustainability Development Goals (SDG)

India’s Education Deficit

The country is unable to educate its youth students fast enough to keep pace with the demands of the economy

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The Ghost Of Kyoto Still Lurks

Given the quiet burial given to the Kyoto Protocol, the signing ceremony for the Paris climate pact could remain but a symbolic act

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Digital India Still Elusive, World Bank Report Shows

It is an amazing transformation that today 40 percent of the world's population is connected by the internet. While these achievements are to be celebrated, this is also occasion to be mindful that we do not create a new underclass. With nearly 20 percent of the world's population unable to read and write, the spread of digital technologies alone is unlikely to spell the end of the global knowledge divide - Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist

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A Recipe For Disaster

It’s globalisation without governance that has allowed the world’s elite to park their riches in tax havens as Panama Papers show

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Health In The Sustainable Development Goals

The health goal sets nine specific targets which embrace this integrated agenda. This brings a health system approach, without which other health targets will be difficult to achieve

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SDG's: A Sumptuous Banquet On Development

The developed world had earlier committed to provide climate finance - over and above the traditional ODA under the Copenhagen Consensus. But such a commitment appears also to be still unclear

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A Tale Of Two Countries

While India seeks to woo foreign firms to ‘Make in India’, China’s aim is to grab cutting-edge technology to make products for China

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Is India Sliding Into A Banking Crisis?

India must remember that the 1997 Asian financial crisis was exacerbated by tight monetary policy, forced on by IMF conditionality

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Five Key Lessons About Women And Work In India

Despite the increasing number of women pursuing secondary and post-secondary education, India’s women keep dropping out. Since 2005, more than 25 million Indian women have left the labour force

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The SDG Framework: An Indian Take

India is a large and heterogeneous country and there are considerable variations across States and within them. Such laggard regions pull down all-India trends

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Record Farm Funding, Up 84%; Crises Also Record-Breaking

Jaitley’s budget has nine pillars: Agriculture, rural development, health, education and jobs, infrastructure, financial reforms, governance and ease of doing business, prudent fiscal management, and tax-administration reforms.

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SDGs And Inequality

The SDGs are much bolder and more aspirational and differ from the Millennium Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted in 2000 for the period 2000-2015

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Sustaining Development

Enlightened self-interest requires that the private sector must no longer shirk its responsibility with regard to the community or to the environment which sustains them

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Mizoram Shows How Good Sanitation Can Reduce Child Malnutrition

Almost 90% of child deaths from diarrhoeal diseases are directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation or inadequate hygiene, according to a UNICEF report

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Child-Health Spending Soars, But 40 Million Indian Children Stunted

This in a country that boasts a 40-year-old national child-health programme– now among the world’s largest–and increased spending on child health 200% over a decade.

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