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How Effective Have NDA's SC/ST Budgets Been? An Analysis of the Last Five Years -N Paul Divakar, Adikanda Singh, Juno Varghese and Beena Pallical

sed their marginalisation. The caste system and practice of untouchability not only created an ecosystem of accepted inequality, but also played a vital role in pushing them to the bottom rung on the human development index. When we talk of SC/ST budgeting, therefore, it is important to understand the development gap and the sub-plans that were created to bridge this divide. According to the 2017 multidimensional poverty index report, the povert

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The Unrealistic Optimism of Indians on Prospects of Upward Social Mobility -Ranjan Ray

ts that generate the income, we are in danger of overlooking the source of the problem. There was an early recognition of this in the Human Development Report (HDR), 1990 that introduced the measure, human development index (HDI), used to rank countries. HDI downplayed the exclusive role played by income in per capita income based comparisons by reducing its weightage from one to a third and bringing in education – which is widely regarded as

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See SDGs as a policy framework, not as a document -Amitabh Behar

ties, and does not need to look for enemies outside. The problems need to be dealt with on an urgent basis. It is imperative that the concept of development is well understood. For example, in our human development index, we have set aside environment. How can development be holistic without the environment? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer that complete framework. In 2015, the United Nations set 17 goals for countries to achieve b

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Universal basic income not a panacea for poverty -Piyush Kamal

inclusiveness of the growth despite dispensing a long list of welfare schemes to target the economically marginalised section of the population. We do not need to look beyond the findings of 2018 human development index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Programme for validation. Between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value increased from 0.427 to 0.640, an almost 50 per cent increase, which is “an indicator that millions hav

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UP, Bihar continue to be down in the dumps in HDI: Report

d the pack on the crucial measure, where the country is ranked 130th globally, but are staring at a different trouble, the report notes. Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar continue to languish on the human development index (HDI) front, while others, including Haryana and Himachal, have shown an improvement in the past 27 years, says a report. The industrially progressive Gujarat and Maharashtra have slipped in the HDI ranking between 1990 and 2017

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Governing India's many spaces -Pulapre Balakrishnan

no importance in public policy for over 50 years, and to note that the EDB ranking for the country shows significant improvement since 2014. A true measure We may turn next to the better known human development index. It is the result of a rare India-Pakistan collaboration in the global discourse on public policy, having been devised by Amartya Sen and Mahbub ul Haq for the United Nations Development Programme. The HDI is a combination of indic

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India's BIMARU states developing but not catching up -Rukmini S

ltidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is a relatively new composite index that seeks to fix some of the conceptual and statistical problems with United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) widely used human development index (HDI). One major criticism of the HDI was that it is too strongly determined by its income component.The MPI, created by Sabina Alkire and James Foster of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, uses 10 indicators to m

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India's progress against multidimensional poverty -Francine Pickup

rity basis (the international poverty line), found that poverty declined from 21.6% to an estimated 13.4% between 2011 and 2015. The 2018 update to the United Nations Development Programmes (UNDPs) human development index (HDI) said that between 1990 and 2017, Indias HDI value has increased by nearly 50%emblematic of the countrys remarkable achievement in lifting millions out of poverty. And, according to perhaps the most comprehensive measure of

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Jean Dreze -- development economist -- interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (

ics. More than a model, Gujarat is middle, in the sense that it tends to appear around the middle of the scale when you rank Indias major States in terms of composite social indicators such as the human development index or the multidimensional poverty index. The last time I looked at this, in 2014, Gujarat had an uncanny tendency to occupy the ninth rank among 20 major States. In a forthcoming update, based on estimates of multidimensional poverty

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India's development record is poor. It's best to accept it and make amends

n the inequality index, India continues to do poorly, ranking 147 out of 157 countries in its commitment to reducing inequality. Earlier in September, the United Nations Development Programme’s human development index placed India at 130 out of 189 countries. While these reports have their own parameters and methodologies for judging the performances of nation-states, the consistent aspect is India’s low rank in all of them. There coul

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