Budget 2014-15: Speech of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, 10/07/2014.

 

KARACHI: The Sindh government appreciated the European Union (EU) for supporting the government in implementation on its five-year poverty reduction programme ‘Sindh Union Council and Community Eco

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on National Rural Livelihood Mission, 07/07/2014.

A subcommittee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) showing his concerns on the transparency of poverty survey conducted by BISP authorities has asked the authorities concerned to conduct a fresh

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

The aim of this policy brief is to spread the word about forest and farm producer organizations and their increasing role in helping smallholders improve their economic and social well-being while managing their resources sustainably.

The project aims to support the government in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2015

This report describes the progress African countries are making on strengthening the quality of policies and institutions that underpin development. It presents Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) scores for the 39 African countries that are eligible for support from the International Development Association (IDA).

Butana is a dry plateau in northern Sudan, east of the river Nile. Covering 65,000 square kilometres, less than 10% can be described as ‘woodland’ in the vaguest sense of the word, and even these trees are disappearing rapidly. The Butana Integrated Rural Development Project began in 2008 with the aim of supporting the livelihoods of poor family farmers by strengthening their resilience in the face of recurrent droughts. And improving tree cover was a key means of achieving this.

India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the largest public-works based employment programme in the world. Unanimously enacted by the Indian parliament in 2005, implementation began in February 2006. With an annual budget of six billion US dollars, it now supports some fifty million rural people – larger than the population of Senegal, Mali and Niger combined. This article focuses on the successes, issues and potential of the Act to improve the well being of workers and family farmers.

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