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Lifting 271 mn out of poverty in 10 yrs, India fastest, Jharkhand No. 1 area: UN -Shalini Nair

tions across ten indicators in health, education, and standard of living. Developed in 2010 by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it looks beyond income poverty and tracks poverty in terms of the deprivation faced by people in their daily lives. The report stated: “Among selected countries with a significant reduction in MPI value, India demonstrates the clearest pro

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Saurashtra woes: Policy change on check dams leads to water deficit -Shagun Kapil

village of Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. August 2018 was the last time the village in Rajkot district received around 228 mm (nine inch) rainfall and thanks to a check dam constructed under a UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) funded project in 2017, Babariya could cultivate his crop even in April. Small water conservation structures like check dams essentially catch rain water and keep it at the source itself. A check dam prevents

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Enterprise empowerment -Clement Chauvet

of the total entrepreneurs in the country. So, what is stopping more rural women from getting involved in entrepreneurship? Through its pilot programmes with rural women under the Disha Programme, UNDP India has come to realise that one of the reasons for this lack of uptake is the absence of mentorship for women entrepreneurs. Women in rural areas face multiple barriers to pursuing income-generating activities, with patriarchal family and societal

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Governing India's many spaces -Pulapre Balakrishnan

measures of progress, in that it looks at the health and education achievements in a population, it can say little about the ‘quality’ of development. As pointed out by Selim Jahan of the UNDP, data can “[tell] us only a part of the story about people’s lives. For instance, it is increasingly clear that it is not enough simply to count how many children are in school: we need also to know whether they are learning anything.&rdq

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Basic income works and works well -Guy Standing

s and with children receiving half as much, paid to the mother or surrogate mother. The pilots involved the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and financial assistance from UNICEF and the UNDP. The outcomes exceeded expectations, partly because everybody in the community, and not just select people, received their own individual transfer. Nutrition improved, sanitation improved, health and health care improved, school attendance and per

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She is the answer -Bina Agarwal

y is key to food security. But policymakers don’t seem to recognise that Countries globally, including India, have agreed to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched by the UNDP in 2016 as “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. Among the 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030, SDG 5 on gender equality is seen as a key goal,

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No Rafale, No Mandir. Only Bad Jokes: What Elections Look Like in India's Poorest District -Suhas Munshi

lly area may have something to do with it. Another reason could be the fact that it is the poorest district in India. Two months ago, a report put together by United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), found Alirajpur to be the poorest district in the country, with 76.5 per cent of the district below poverty line. Alirajpur fares last on every quantifiable social parameter in the c

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