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India's GST challenge makes Donald Trump's tax overhaul look easy

The challenge is daunting: Convert an economy of more than 1 billion consumers, 29 states, 22 official languages, 9 million businesses all operating under a spider’s web of taxes, arcane regulations and competing political ambitions into a unified common market. 1,063 more words


The World Bank's Doing Business in 2017 - Mongolia

The World Bank does a comparative annual survey of the business environment of different countries. Usually the comparative rankings are the parts of the reports that feature in the headlines. 205 more words


UN and World Bank sign new partnership to build resilience for the most vulnerable

Building resilience for the world’s most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations will be the focus of a new partnership framework agreed by the United Nations and World Bank. 472 more words

Politics & Policy

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Have you heard of Urgent Evoke? Neither had I until a few hours ago while sharing ideas with the brilliant Javie Ssozi who is a freelance digital media consultant destined to change the face of media as we know it, for the immense better. 929 more words

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Some of the world's biggest countries have managed to reduce extreme poverty—except Nigeria

Despite its vast oil riches and impressive economic growth, Nigeria has struggled to lift its people out of poverty over the past three decades.

That fact stands out in the World Bank’s 2017  326 more words

China & India Steps Up Environmental and Climate Literacy on Earth Day 2017

In 2015, China and India were two of the five largest carbon dioxide emitting countries, which together account for one third of total global emissions. China (with a 29% share in the global total) and India (7%). 921 more words