Across the world, education reform is now seen as indispensable to economic success. Fine; but remember the children : a

Despite nuclear sanctions, the World Bank committed maximum loans to India in South Asia during the financial year ending June 30. According to a release, India was the largest borrower in the

Prevalence rates for hypertension,diabetes, heart disease and cancer increase with the development of a village, while those for TB and leprosy decrase, making the last two diseases of deprivation

The US has unveiled an ambitious package of reforms to the World Trade Organisaiton(WTO), envisaging sweeping changes in the agriculture and service sectors to safeguard American interests well into

The third global conference of the International Netwok of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI) which concluded recently, has reiterated that microcredit is the most powerful tool to fight

The lone South Asian who has attracted world attention more than anybody else, particularly for his highly acclaimed micro-credit system through a bank called the Grameen Bank, is Prof. Mohammad

The Centre has tied up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) "to ensure adequate extension of reforms in the industrial and financial services to the whole field of rural development".

In an ominous portent for the already floundering state economy, the World Bank has removed Maharashtra from its position of top priority state in the country. Citing flouting of norms, the Bank

The Andhra Pradesh Government finds itself pitted against a small village which is holding out against its ambitious plans to locate the country's first international business school in the area. It


The South Pacific island of Fiji is suffering from a massive drought. The sugarcane crop of 1998 is well below normal production. Even the torrential rains due to La Nina, which lashed Australia,