Institute of Development Studies

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Name: Institute of Development Studies
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 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 - 6 hours ago]
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]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Philippines: Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil Conflict and Insurgent Influence: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines

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 ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

NOTA is here, but do voters know?

, DHNS: NOTA (None Of The Above) may be an option on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the first time as Lok Sabha elections are held in the State on April 17, but there seems to be little or no effort by the Election Commission of India (ECI) ... [Published Deccan Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

India: Political Violence, Drought and Child Malnutrition: Empirical Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India

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 ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Public servants may not get salary hike

The national pay commission may drop the idea of hiking salaries of government employees from a point of view that it may lead to higher inflation.Instead, the commission is contemplating improved non-financial benefits such as insurance facilities, tuition ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan’s Hazara Minority Flexes Its Political Muscles

The post by Naysan Adlparvar , Institute of Development Studies appeared first on The Epoch Times .Given that no census has been conducted in Afghanistan since 1979, it’s unclear whether the Hazara ethnic minority constitute 9% or near 20% of the country’s ... [Published Epoch Times - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Avoid Freebies, Offer Education, Employment: Youth

“What we need is good education, more job opportunities, not freebies,” was what a cross-section of the young voters said, when asked about how they saw the poll manifestos of various parties and how they would decide on voting.Freebies were making people ... [Published New Indian Express - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

One willing helper

Wanting to do something about poverty and child trafficking in developing countries, Denise Arnold set up a trust that now helps keep 5000 Cambodian children in school. She speaks to Iain Scott about the difference one person can make.The sale and trafficking ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Mar 27 2014]

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...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
"Even this time, the Brahmin votes are unlikely to be transferred to the party," said a district coordinator in a reserved constituency. "Since all parties put up SC candidates on these seats, the question of sub-castes in the SC category comes into play."

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When netas use disability as abuse [Published Times of India - 6 hours ago]
World: Fortified food - persuading the private ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 9 hours ago]
'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]
Sub-caste challenge awaits BSP in reserved seats [Published Times of India - Apr 13 2014]
Making global value chains work for developing ... [Published VOX - Apr 13 2014]
Starpreneur awardee takes wellness revolution t... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 12 2014]
KMU slams state think-tank over push for minimu... [Published Sun Star Network - Apr 12 2014]
From reforms to share in political pie [Published The Hindu - Apr 11 2014]
India: Political Violence, Drought and Child Ma... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 11 2014]
Student movement sparks debate on DPP's China p... [Published Focus Taiwan - Apr 11 2014]
Ghana’s Second Revolution-Part 2 5 Francis Kwar... [Published Modern Ghana - Apr 10 2014]
Philippines:National Program Support for Basic ... [Published World Bank - Apr 10 2014]
Public servants may not get salary hike [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
No Child Born To Die – OpEd [Published Eurasia Review - Apr 08 2014]
Tokwe Mukorsi floods raise questions [Published Zimbabwe Chronicle - Apr 08 2014]
Govt counts profits from imported fuel oil [Published New Age Bangladesh - Apr 07 2014]
Afghanistan’s Hazara Minority Flexes Its Politi... [Published Epoch Times - Apr 07 2014]
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World: Fortified food - persuading the private ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 9 hours ago]
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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