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Sub-Saharan Africa experienced a slowdown in investment growth from nearly 8% in 2014 to 0.6% in 2015, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank. This sluggish investment has coincided with a sharp deceleration in economic growth in Africa.

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction.

This 2017 Atlas by World Bank tracks global progress towards the 17 SDGs and the associated 169 targets, through more than 150 maps and data visualisations.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Tamil Nadu Centre for Public Interest Litigation Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding distressing conditions of the farmers who are compelled to commit suicide in Tamil Nadu.

Supreme Court directs the State of Tamil Nadu to take up ameliorative measures so that the agony of the farmers is addressed and further says that it will be appreciated if the respondents come with certain schemes/measures by the next date of hearing.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure of corporate India continues to see a bias towards health, poverty, sanitation and education related activities, which take up almost 63 per ce

Developing Asia has continued to perform well, even as recovery in the major industrial economies remains weak. The region is forecast to expand by 5.7% in 2017 and 2018, nearly the 5.8% growth achieved in 2016. Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia from a low-income region to middle income.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just offered further evidence that American children — and rural children in particular — are in trouble. Previously, the CDC had noted that poor U.S. children 2 to 8 years of age have higher rates of parent-reported mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders (MBDDs) than their wealthier counterparts. Now, in the latest of a series of reports, the agency documents the finding that rural children from small communities are more likely to have MBDDs than those living in cities and suburbs.

In early 2016, Zika was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to its association with a surge of birth defects. Zika has since spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with local transmission also reported in parts of the USA, Asia and Africa.

Climate disasters, poverty, a fragile economic environment, low agricultural output and HIV and AIDS are the major causes of hunger in Zimbabwe

This article examines evidence for disparities between three ethnic groups within the Scheduled Tribes category in the Jawhar and Mokhada talukas of Palghar district in Maharashtra in order to understand the dimensions of these disparities.

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