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The 2017 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) provides a headline estimation of poverty and its composition for 103 countries across the world. The global MPI measures the nature and intensity of poverty, based on the profile of overlapping deprivations each poor person experiences.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own motion Vs. State of Punjab dated 29/06/2017 regarding delay in Amritsar STP project. NGT expresses its displeasure on the working of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the Project Proponent who have failed to discharge their obligations. NGT notes that they have not even tested the outlet effluent from the STP. NGT directs the Project Proponent to pay environmental compensation of Rs.

Ghana has improved its ranking on the Social Progress Index, released last week. Ghana is among countries that have made improvements in the indicators measured by the Index.

No fewer than 825 communities in Katsina State have so far been certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria II (SHAWN).

As the World Bank and partners aim to support governments in the Middle East and North Africa address the challenges that confront the water and sanitation sector, the development of an effective regulatory framework is seen as increasingly salient. In order to have impact in this space, some basic information is needed.

On 1 January 2016, implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was officially started. Meeting the 2030 targets in southern Africa – a region where common development challenges result in shared risks and common future prospects – is not without its challenges.

India has been ranked 93rd among 128 countries in the world in social progress. The Social Progress Index-2017 classifies India one of the ‘Lower Middle Social Progress’ countries with a score of 58.39. India scores very poorly on environmental quality reveals the global index.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of of Court on its own motion Vs. State of Punjab dated 20/06/2017 regarding functioning of the STP at Amritsar. NGT notes that the bacterial culture and the chlorination processing plant which is said to be now at the slab stage, are yet to be completed apart from some others pointed out by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Meerut: A survey conducted by the basic education department has found that 60% of toilets in 250 primary and junior schools in the district are nonfunctional.

LONDON, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrants working in rich countries sent home almost half a trillion dollars in 2016, helping to lift families out of poverty by providing financial st

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