survey: Pakistan's fiscal deficint will be "close to six per cent" of the Gross Domestic product(GDP) in 1999-200 as contrasted with 6.1 per cent in 1998-99 and 7.7 per cent in 1997-98, the Finance

In one of the biggest initiatives for eradication poverty in both the rural and urban areas, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will launch "Velugu" programme in the tribal heartland

The author of the World Bank's annual World Development Report has resigned following a fierce internal row over the report's content. Ravi Kanbur, a former academic at Cornell University in the US,

The number of families living below the poverty line in Madhya Pradesh during the Ninth Five Year Plan was 4.54 lakhs less than what it was in the eight Five Year

India and Japan on Friday differed on their approach to multi-lateral investment agreement under the WTO while agreeing to keep out social issues like labour standards from its

Efforts to end poverty around the world have largely failed because they have relief on "hitand-miss" door projects that often neglect the key role local goverments must play, a United Nations report

The World Bank has agreed, in principle, to grant Karnataka loans worth Rs 12,000 crore for the development of infrastructure, rural irrigation, agriculture, watershed management, education, urban

The World Bank has announced $2 billion in loan to India this year and hoped to step it up to $3 billion nexty year. The announcement was made by the Bank's country director for India Edwin Lim at

report: If Chicago were its own county, it would have ranked just above Taiwan and just below Argentina in terms of gross domestic product last year. The Washington, D.C., area's economic output

The United Nations (UN) System has underlined the need for effective devolution of responsibilities to Panchayati Raj institutions with a focus on community control of delivery mechanisms to ensure