Institute of Development Studies

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Name: Institute of Development Studies
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Collecting tax in Africa: Above the table

A nation of bean-countersKIERAN HOLMES’S early career in the Irish revenue service had not fully prepared him to take over as chief tax collector in Burundi, one of central Africa’s poorest countries. One of his first tasks was learning to use a pistol: ... [Published The Economist - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

T.N. clocks highest increase in voters in five years

Tamil Nadu has achieved the highest rate of increase in the number of electors in the country in the past five years.The State's electorate has grown by 29.15 per cent. In 2009, it was 4.16 crore. As per the electoral data released early this year, the ... [Published The Hindu - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Brand NaMo Can't Draw All Debut Voters, Feel Analysts

With just a day remaining for Tamil Nadu to go to the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP, which has cobbled together a rainbow alliance comprising three caste outfits and two regional parties, is hoping that debut voters could swing its electoral fortunes in the ... [Published New Indian Express - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Mark April 24 as national mourning day: rights activists

Labour leaders yesterday urged the government to mark April 24 as a national mourning day to pay respects to those who died in the Rana Plaza tragedy last year.All the garment units should also remain shut on the day, they said on the eve of the first ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Taka stronger against dollar

The dollar was traded at Tk77.65 in the inter-bank money market on Monday against Tk 77.55 lastmonth.In public transactions, the dollar exchange rate was evenless.State-owned Sonali Bank was buying it at Tk 77.30 and the rate onexport bills stood at Tk ... [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Youth, First-time Voters Catch Parties' Fancy

The major parties in the fray — the AIADMK, the IUML (DMK), the Congress and the BJP — are banking on young and fresh voters as they believe that this large group could make a difference in the vote margin. This analysis is backed by the fact that Vellore ... [Published New Indian Express - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

$2bn surplus in BoP

Thefigure was $1.995 billion at February-end last year and over US$ 2.525 billionat the end of the previous fiscal.There was $447 million deficit in thebalance of payment at the end of the 2011-12 financial year.Economistssaid a ‘positive trend’ in exports ... [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

When netas use disability as abuse

Political correctness is not the strong point of public discourse in India. Politicians are usually the worst offenders. They often get flak for anti-women or racist overtones in their speeches. What invariably gets overlooked is the thoughtless manner ... [Published Times of India - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Centre has chosen 'pop' appeal over edu, health'

Delivering the founder’s lecture at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, M Govinda Rao, member of the 14th Financial Committee, mooted taxation and non subsidy based reforms as the need of the hour.Addressing an audience of eminent development ... [Published New Indian Express - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Fortified Food - Persuading the Private Sector to Do Good

London — With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

‘Independent monitor needed to enforce fiscal discipline’

An independent monitor is needed to ensure that the Centre and the States adhere to fiscal deficit targets, said M Govinda Rao, member of the 14th Finance Commission.Delivering the Founder’s Day Lecture at the Madras Institute of Development Studies on ... [Published Hindu Business Line - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t focus on polls but governance - Mutunga

CHIEF Justice Willy Mutunga has warned against placing too much emphasis on elections and forgetting to nurture institutions that create checks and balances.The CJ said Kenyans should avoid mistakes made in new democracies by placing “excessive premium ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Apr 18 2014]

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Bangladesh Labour Rights Forum organised the seminar on "One Year of Rana Plaza Tragedy: Works of Garment Labours, Safety, Compensation and Today's Reality" at the National Press Club in Dhaka
...immediate provocation was Narendra Modi's statement at an election rally that "the country does not want a deaf and dumb, handicapped government". "Implicit in the statement is the assumption that persons with disabilities are 'handicapped' and unable to discharge any responsibility let alone hold public office" said the NPRD statement issued by its secretary Muralidharan
...on farms rely on markets to purchase food for some or all of the year," says John Humphrey at the UKUK Institute of Development Studies (IDS), "and when we talk about market provision we are in effect talking about the private sector. We are not just talking about Nestle and Unilever and the big multinationals; we are talking about a broad range of private sector operators."
...in Giri Institute of Development Studies, CS Verma insists that it is local level politics that come into effect in the reserved constituencies. "One sub-caste of dalits tries to identify itself with the candidate and votes accordingly" Verma said. "There is a clear-cut fragmentation within the dalits," he added

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'Youth disenchanted with established parties in... [Published Times of India - 5 hours ago]
Collecting tax in Africa: Above the table [Published The Economist - 14 hours ago]
Bangladesh\\\'s \\\'messy\\\' RMG sector tidies up [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 19 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu Warms Up to Modi and His Party [Published Gnom.es - Apr 24 2014]
Bangladesh's 'messy' clothing sector tidies up [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 23 2014]
Dartmouth College & America's Challenges: Refle... [Published Dartmouth College - Apr 23 2014]
Brand NaMo Can't Draw All Debut Voters, Feel An... [Published New Indian Express - Apr 23 2014]
T.N. clocks highest increase in voters in five ... [Published The Hindu - Apr 22 2014]
Mark April 24 as national mourning day: rights ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Apr 22 2014]
Foreign aid in Asia’s regional integration: Les... [Published Devex - Apr 22 2014]
Taka stronger against dollar [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 22 2014]
Youth, First-time Voters Catch Parties' Fancy [Published New Indian Express - Apr 22 2014]
Modi new talking point in TN, but few say they ... [Published Indian Express - Apr 20 2014]
$2bn surplus in BoP [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 20 2014]
When netas use disability as abuse [Published Times of India - Apr 20 2014]
World: Fortified food - persuading the private ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 20 2014]
'Centre has chosen 'pop' appeal over edu, health' [Published New Indian Express - Apr 19 2014]
Fortified Food - Persuading the Private Sector ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
‘Independent monitor needed to enforce fiscal d... [Published Hindu Business Line - Apr 18 2014]
Nigeria: Fortified Food - Persuading the Privat... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 18 2014]
Don’t focus on polls but governance - Mutunga [Published The Star (Kenya) - Apr 18 2014]
Philippines: Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Judicial independence must be guarded, says CJ [Published Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - Apr 17 2014]
World: Analysis: Can the world really end pover... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Dry Teesta mutating farming pattern [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
Data hub to promote global South’s research nea... [Published SciDev.Net - Apr 16 2014]
Is UK development policy fit for purpose? Just ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
Nutrition levels: The greener the fields, the h... [Published The Express Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
NOTA is here, but do voters know? [Published Deccan Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Sub-caste challenge awaits BSP in reserved cons... [Published Times of India - Apr 14 2014]
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World: Fortified food - persuading the private ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 20 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania, World LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated ...
Philippines: Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: Philippines Abstract : Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are an increasingly popular tool for reducing poverty in conflict - affected areas. Despite their growing popularity, there is limited evidence ...
World: Analysis: Can the world really end pover... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: World NEW YORK, 17 April 2014 (IRIN) - The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global ...
India: Political Violence, Drought and Child Ma... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 11 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: India We analyse the combined effect of political violence and adverse climatic shocks on child nutrition. Instrumental variable models using longitudinal data from Andhra Pradesh, India, yield two key ...
What are the limits of transparency and technol... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Apr 07 2014]
After a slightly disappointing ‘ wonkwar’ on migration , let’s try a less adversarial format for another big development issue: Transparency and Accountability. I have an instinctive suspicion of anything that sounds like a magic bullet, a cost-free ...
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