Maharashtra Human Development Report 2012

Author: Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351500837
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Maharashtra Human Development Report 2012 from the Author: Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration. The present Maharashtra Human Development Report (MHDR) 2012 keeps the spirit of the Eleventh and Twelfth Five Year Plans of ‘faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth’ at the core of its analysis. MHDR 2002 was the state’s first effort in focusing on the prevailing human development scenario in the spheres of growth, poverty, equity, education, health and nutrition. Since then the state has come a long way in the last decade, achieving near-complete enrolments at the primary school level, a wide coverage of health infrastructure and initiation of new incentives, to name a few. The 2012 Report goes beyond being just a situation-analysis of the current human development scenario to a more analytical exercise in facilitating a deeper understanding of what and where the inequalities are, how capabilities can be enhanced, what has been the progress, where the shortfalls are and where the thrust of efforts to promote human development should be. Recognizing the centrality of inclusive growth processes to human development, the need to study human development outcomes disaggregated by gender, rural–urban, regional and social groups is the focal point of this Report. The outcome would be the identification of specific human development goals, evidence-based policy recommendations and directions to how those excluded from the growth and human development processes can be included to reap the benefits of the same.

World Development Report 2012

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388126
Size: 74.97 MB
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World Development Report 2012 from the Author: World Bank. This year's World Development Report looks at facts and trends regarding the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process.

Challenging The Injustice Of Poverty

Author: Rehman Sobhan
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132106237
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Challenging The Injustice Of Poverty from the Author: Rehman Sobhan. This book explores issues related to poverty in South Asia in a two-pronged manner-by focusing on injustice created and perpetuated by the unjust nature of a social order as its source and then providing concrete suggestions about how policymakers may move to challenge these injustices. Drawing research inputs from studies across various South Asian countries, the book redefines poverty as a process where certain sections of the society are excluded from equal participation in development opportunities as well as decision-making. It further identifies a variety of operational ideas for policymakers, political activists and civil society advocacy groups committed to build a more just and poverty free society in South Asia

World Development Report 2011

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821384392
Size: 21.17 MB
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World Development Report 2011 from the Author: . Rapporten undersøger forandringen i voldelige konflikter i det 21. århundrede og fremhæver de negative påvirkninger, som gentagne voldshandlinger har haft på lande og regioners udviklingsmuligheder.

Worlds Elsewhere

Author: Andrew Dickson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448155096
Size: 64.91 MB
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Worlds Elsewhere from the Author: Andrew Dickson. Anti-apartheid activist, Bollywood screenwriter, Nazi pin-up, hero of the Wild West: this is Shakespeare as you have never seen him before. ‘Extraordinarily exhilarating ... like no other Shakespeare criticism you have ever read’ (Margaret Drabble) ~ ‘A tour de force by any standards’ (David Crystal) ~ ‘Revelatory’ (James Shapiro) ~ ‘Brilliantly original’ (Michael Pye) From the sixteenth-century Baltic to the American Revolution, from colonial India to the skyscrapers of modern-day Shanghai, Shakespeare’s plays appear at the most fascinating of times and in the most unexpected of places. But what is it about William Shakespeare – a man who never once set foot outside England – that has made him at home in so many places around the globe? Travelling across four continents, six countries and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an attempt to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is – and why.

Information And Communications For Development 2012

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821395874
Size: 67.41 MB
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Information And Communications For Development 2012 from the Author: World Bank. Assessing what has worked, what hasn't, and why, this triennial report is an invaluable guide for understanding how to capture the benefits of information and communication technology around the world. This year's report focuses on mobile applications.

Challenging Chains To Change

Author: Anna Laven
Publisher: Kit Press
ISBN: 9789460222122
Size: 35.78 MB
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Challenging Chains To Change from the Author: Anna Laven. Very often, efforts to improve value chains miss out half of the population -- the female half. It is men who sell the products and who keep the money from those sales. The women, who do much of the work but are not recognised for it, often have to work even harder to meet ever-increasing quality requirements. But they see few of the benefits. How to change this? This book explains how development organisations and private entrepreneurs have found ways to improve the position of women in value chains especially small-scale women farmers and primary processors. It outlines five broad strategies for doing this: (1) working with women on typical "women's products" such as shea, poultry and dairy, (2) opening up opportunities for women to work on what are traditionally "mens commodities" or in mens domains, (3) supporting women and men in organising for change by building capacity, organisation, sensitisation and access to finance, (4) using standards and certification to promote gender equity, and (5) promoting gender-responsible business. The book draws on dozens of cases from all over the world, covering a wide range of crops and livestock products. These include traditional subsistence products (such as rice), small-scale cash items (honey, vegetables) as well as export commodities (artichokes, coffee) and biofuels (jatropha). The book includes a range of tools and methodologies for analysing and developing value chains with gender in mind. By bringing together the two fields of gender and value chains, this book offers a set of compelling arguments for addressing gender in value chain development. It proposes an analytical framework that builds on both fields. It outlines five strategies for development organisations and enterprises to ensure that women can participate in value chains as full partners and decision-makers. The overall result is to improve value chain performance, with both women and men able to enjoy the benefits.

Women Workers In India Why So Few Among So Many

Author: Mr. Sonali Das
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498371744
Size: 75.22 MB
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Women Workers In India Why So Few Among So Many from the Author: Mr. Sonali Das. This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian household survey data, we model the labor force participation choices of women, conditional on demographic characteristics and education, as well as looking at the influence of state-level labor market flexibility and other state policies. Our main finding is that a number of policy initiatives can help boost female economic participation in the states of India, including increased labor market flexibility, investment in infrastructure, and enhanced social spending.

Microfinance India

Author: Venugopalan Puhazhendhi
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132110900
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Microfinance India from the Author: Venugopalan Puhazhendhi. Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report is an annual publication on the microfinance sector which quantifies the growth and performance based on different criteria, in addition to documenting recent developments, analyzing issues, identifying policy choices with the overall objective of understanding the sector. Besides making available the latest statistical data on growth performance and expansion across regions and different segments of the population, the document provides inputs for in-depth understanding of the operational climate and the new innovations that have been adopted during the recent year. While previous year's State of the Sector Report gave an account of the recent crisis and its impact on the sector, the 2012 report covers many of the promising developments in providing products and services that go beyond just financial inclusion and providing credit by the microfinance sector. In support of the different aspects of development in the sector, the report reviewed various research studies and writings by eminent microfinance experts and stakeholders. This report is a valued reference document for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in Microfinance sector.

Mumbai Human Development Report 2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198066248
Size: 43.50 MB
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Mumbai Human Development Report 2009 from the Author: . Recent surveys on urban agglomerations reveal that more than half the world's population currently lives in cities. It is also estimated that by the year 2030, developing countries will account for 80 per cent of the world's urban population. In India, over 61 million people are urban slum dwellers, nearly 22 per cent of the urban population. As Indian cities continue to grow and expand, they face the challenges of providing infrastructure, housing, water, sanitation, healthcare and education to their citizens. Densely populated, the massive urban conglomerate spread across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the largest urban conglomerate in India. Mumbai personifies the paradox of extreme wealth and extreme poverty living side by side. It, more than any other Indian city, is a city in transition, looking to the future, attempting to modernize. However, its attempt at modernization must include efforts to improve the quality of life of all its citizens. This report is a step in that direction. It is the first, global city-level human development report that analyses in-depth various issues such as population, education, slums, gender, health, among others, that will aid the city's progress in future. Authored by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, this comprehensive report was prepared under the National Strategy for Urban Poor Project, a joint project of the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will be of interest to administrators and policymakers, civil society organizations, urban planners and researchers, university and institutional libraries, as well as various government ministries and departments, and national and international agencies.