Asia accounts for 70% of the world

Mihir Mishra / New Delhi July 24, 2009, 0:35 IST

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is, for the first time, giving operation, maintenance and transfer (OMT) of nine stretches on a public-private partnership (PPP). It is offering over 1,400 km of stretches under this model.

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cyrus s poonawalla, chairperson and managing director of Serum Institute of India Ltd, a private vaccine manufacturer, says the vaccine shortage is a mess the government created. Edited excerpts: On self-sufficiency: Except for polio vaccine, we can provide all vaccines required for the Universal Immunization Programme. Whatever orders were placed have been completed on time. On

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The global aid architecture in health has changed over the past decade, with the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a major expansion of the levels and sources of development assistance, particularly for low-income countries. While key health outcomes such as infant survival and nutritional stunting have improved over the decade in every

This comprehensive Guidebook on Sustainable Economic Development in Conflict affected Environments synthesises that work and contributes to the current international efforts, in particular of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), to improve economic development approaches in these difficult conditions.

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