Economy

A Case for Urban Employment Guarantee Programme – Necessity, Precedents and Proposals

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on not just public health, but also on economies and livelihoods of people around the world. Socio-economic inequalities worsened globally, pushing about 230 million people into poverty in India alone, as per a report by Azim Premji University [1]. If there is one thing that the last …

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Defining Sustainability

The United Nations (UN) adopted 17-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. All members of the UN including India are committed to these global goals.  The SDGs are inextricably intertwined for the holistic development of communities and nations and aim to achieve prosperous and peaceful living for human beings, ensuring food, nutrition, and health security for …

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The Silver Lining on Red Light

The word ‘sex’ is considered taboo and brings shame to the people who dare to utter it. One can only imagine the social stigma attached to sex-work and the people involved in it.  Though sex-work is not a criminal offense, but, under the  Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1986, (ITPA), brothel-keeping, living on earnings of a …

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Can Existing Digital Financial Services in India Bridge the Gender Gap?

The gender gap has been the root of multiple socio-economic and political problems. The Global Gender Gap Report, by the World Economic Forum, delivers the numerical situation of gender equivalency under the following four themes: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.  Since 2006, there has been a stable progress …

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The Food Systems Perspective: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for India’s Agricultural Transformation

Climate change impacts on agriculture and vice versa are well established. Research suggests that even if emissions from all other sectors are completely halted, food systems emissions alone will make it difficult to reach the 1.5 or 2 degrees targets by 2100. Considering how interconnected the agriculture sector is with other sectors (water, energy, environment, health, etc.); socio-economic …

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Comparing Employment and the Incidence of Poverty in U.P. and Bangladesh

Bangladesh and U.P. are both one of the most populated regions globally. Other than population, there are other various parameters where they can be compared. In the given write-up, we have compared the unemployment and incidence of poverty between these two regions. Further, we have also tried to understand its implications.  Bangladesh: From the Bottomless …

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