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.

The visiting regional director of UNDP, Haol ang Xu, on a five-day visit, here, Tuesday, applauded Bangladesh’s efforts in cutting down urban poverty by 13 percent in the last four years.

This paper explores the nature, significance and policy implications of spillovers in international corporate taxation—the effects of one country’s rules and practices on others. It complements current initiatives focused on tax avoidance by multinationals, notably the G20-OECD project on Base Erosion and Profit shifting (BEPS).

The government aims at alleviating poverty further in five districts of Rangpur division by creating employment opportunities under the new phase of a poverty alleviation scheme.

Manila based multi-lateral funding body Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it would realign its operations in the Asia-Pacific region to give a thrust to inclusiveness, saying the region

A sum of Rs94.977 billion have been spent on alleviation of poverty from the country from the year 2008 to 2013, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation Muhamm

Bangladesh has launched the third phase of 'Sharique', a programme for promoting local governance with assistance from Switzerland with an particular objective of fighting poverty, reports BSS.

With the appointment of community organizers in state municipal councils, plans are afoot to set up women run self-help groups for door-to-door collection of garbage, its segregation and recycling.

The rural development ministry has come out with a new base and revised index for determining wages under its flagship rural job guarantee scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

Focusing on the productivity of the agricultural sector to lift the incomes of smallholder farmers is one of the most direct routes to addressing rural poverty and India can raise farm yields by rebalancing investment and making targeted reforms in the agricultural sector says this new report by McKinsey Global Institute.