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World Bank estimates show fall in India’s poverty rate - The Hindu

The World Bank has revised the global poverty line, previously pegged at $1.25 a day to $1.90 a day (approximately Rs. 130). This has been arrived at based on an average of the national poverty lines of 15 poorest economies of the world. 140 more words


The Failure of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals

by Rory Mondshein

In 2000, 189 member-states came together to confirm their collective commitment to creating a better world for themselves, their citizens, and their children. 794 more words

UN Global Goals: a face-lift to the Millennium Development Goals?

This month the UN’s new global development strategy, the Global Goals, were launched. At first I was pretty convinced this was just a face-lift for the aged… 865 more words

Politics & Current Affairs

03 October 2015 Economic News Round-Up


Marriott’s first Executive Apartments in Africa


03 October 2015  – By Henok Reta.

Marriott International, Inc. Middle East and Africa President and Managing Director Alex Kyriakidis said that Ethiopia’s peace and stability were key factors for the company choosing to operate in partnership with Sunshine Business Group. 10,118 more words


The Power of the Adolescent Girl

When the Millennium Development Goals were implemented in 2000, Naw Cynthia was an adolescent girl striving for an education with little support from her family, her country of Myanmar, or the world at large.   540 more words

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What the SDGs mean for tech and transparency

As far as odd couples go, the Pope and Shakira is one of my new favourites. You wouldn’t necessarily think of putting them on the same stage, but that’s just what the UN did when they adopted the… 845 more words

Democratic Transparency/Accountability