An ambitious poverty-eradication programme to help bring 45 lakh families above the poverty line through an autonomous mission is the high point of the Telugu Desam manifesto for the forthcoming

Professor Amartya Sen formally launched the Pratichi Trust today. Set up with his bonel Prize money, the trust will focus on research in areas such as primary education, public health, poverty and

CISCO Systems Inc. and the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) have decided to deploy the Internet technology and a combination of media to promote social change as part of NetAid, to help end

The World Bank's report labelling the Delhi Development Authority as one of the most corrupt organisation in the country seems to have stirred an hornet's nest. A union of DDA has even threatened to

The British government's Department for International Development launched its Country Strategy for India in New Delhi on Monday. The strategy envisages an enhancement of its contribution towards

Multilateral funding institutions including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, UNDP and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are jointly working to establish common

Bidding to fight poverty with music and megabits, the United Nations Development Program and Cisco Systems Inc., a maker of data communications gear, have enlisted a dozen popular entertainers to

World Bank officials in New Delhi today said the organisation was ready to accept a study of West Bengal 's financial position by the state government itself for sactioning loans. The Bank,

South Asian nations have asked the World Trade Organisation(WTO) to remove higher customs duties in developed countries, preventing market access to goods from the Third World, and stop piracy of

The UN Development Programme's success stories in India of fighting poverty using participatory approaches figure prominently in the new NetAid site (http:,, which was launched amid