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Islamic nations would soon launch a world wide initiative in assisting the youth from the weaker sections and the needy through education and training. The International Wakf Foundation, an offshoot

BEYOND MICRO-CREDIT . Thomas Fisher and M S Sriram . Published by Vistaar Publications . New Delhi . 2002 . Rs 340 Micro finance is fast catching up. As a development strategy, such finance is

The manner in which a recent exercise to identify the below poverty lien (BPL) population has been carried out has given rise to the impression that the West Bengal Government would like to underplay

www.env.go.jp/policy/hozen/green/ecolabel/index.html Shoppers in Japan are getting green advice online, thanks to the website launched by the Japanese environment ministry. The site aims at helping

Least developed countries LDCs are caught in a vicious cycle of debt and aid. Stiff and biased trade barriers by industrialised countries helps complete the exploitative bind

UNDP s Human Development Report 2002 offers a link between politics and development

Emil Salim, chair of the global preparatory committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (wssd) and former Indonesian environment minister has urged India's Prime Minister, Atal Bihari

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The people of Pudukkottai, one of the most backward

Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf has said that population planning and poverty alleviation are high on the government's list of priorities. In his message on the eve of World Population Day,