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 1996

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780195211078
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World Development Report 1996 from the Author: World Bank. Almost one-third of the world's population has embarked on a transition from planned to market economies. Like economic reforms elsewhere, the long-term goal of this transition is to build a thriving market economy capable of delivering long-term growth in living standards. Now in its 19th annual edition, the World Development Report 1996 takes an in-depth look at these transition countries, focusing on the key lessons that have taken place thus far. The introduction to the Report poses a number of key questions that are addressed in later chapters, including questions relating to initial challenges and how contries have tackled them from very different starting points and political conditions. The Report also focuses on the additional challenges these transition countries face, with a final chapter that summarizes the main conclusion of the Report, creating a text that will no doubt become the definitive source for students stydying international economics and politics.

Efficiency Of Social Sector Expenditure In India

Author: Brijesh C Purohit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663691
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Efficiency Of Social Sector Expenditure In India from the Author: Brijesh C Purohit. Government investments in social sector has always played an important role in tackling social issues and facilitated in the alleviation of poverty. Hence, budgetary expenditure to be mobilized for such investments needs to be efficiently allocated and utilized to maximize the greatest good. This book focuses on the social sector in India and provides an overview of the sector. The book looks at 15 major Indian states between the year 2000-2011 to see how these states had invested in social sector and whether they had met the criteria of efficient social sector investment. Using stochastic frontier models, the book provides an efficiency norm and making use of this normative estimate, it compares performance across 15 Indian states and suggests important policy implications to improve the future performance of the social sector. The book adopts various quantitative techniques in the analysis and establishes that inefficient and inappropriate allocation of inputs was made in both health and education sectors. The book suggests that such problems and future challenges could be overcome by an appropriate mix of emphasis in different activities. This book will provide insight for those who want to learn more about how to build the capacity of the social sector in more efficient manner by exploring the social sector of India.

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015 Water For A Sustainable World

Author: Connor, Richard
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231000713
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The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015 Water For A Sustainable World from the Author: Connor, Richard. The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is hosted and led by UNESCO. WWAP brings together the work of 31 UN-Water Members as well as 37 Partners to publish the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) series. Under the theme Water for Sustainable Development, the WWDR 2015 has been prepared as a contribution from UN-Water to the discussions surrounding the post-2015 framework for global sustainable development. Highlighting water's unique and often complex role in achieving various sustainable development objectives, the WWDR 2015 is addressed to policy- and decision-makers inside and outside the water community, as well as to anyone with an interest in freshwater and its many life-giving benefits. The report sets an aspirational yet achievable vision for the future of water towards 2050 by describing how water supports healthy and prosperous human communities, maintains well functioning ecosystems and ecological services, and provides a cornerstone for short and long-term economic development. It provides an overview of the challenges, issues and trends in terms of water resources, their use and water-related services like water supply and sanitation. The report also offers, in a rigorous yet accessible manner, guidance about how to address these challenges and to seize the opportunities that sound water management provides in order to achieve and maintain economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Women And Human Development

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521003858
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Women And Human Development from the Author: Martha C. Nussbaum. Martha Nussbaum proposes a kind of feminism that is genuinely international.

Life Satisfaction Empowerment And Human Development Among Women In Sex Work In The Red Light Area Of Pune Maharashtra India

Author: Anna Rodríguez Casadevall
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437098815
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Life Satisfaction Empowerment And Human Development Among Women In Sex Work In The Red Light Area Of Pune Maharashtra India from the Author: Anna Rodríguez Casadevall. Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh es un colectivo de trabajadoras sexuales y una organización basada en la comunidad fundada en 1998 en Pune (Maharashtra, India), cuya misión es empoderar a mujeres de la prostitución mediante la colectivización. En agosto de 2012, 17 miembros de Saheli participaron en el taller Imagine Empowerment Workshop, diseñado para fortalecer a las mujeres en circunstancias vitales exigentes y así concebir y crear nuevas posibilidades para sus vidas, sus familias y sus comunidades a través de la participación. La investigación que aquí se presenta, pretende evaluar el impacto del Imagine Empowerment Workshop y del fortalecimiento de las trabajadoras sexuales de Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh, prestando especial atención a las áreas de interés de este colectivo.

World Development Report 2012

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388126
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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 Chains To Change

Author: Anna Laven
Publisher: Kit Press
ISBN: 9789460222122
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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: 1498319696
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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.