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World Bank report says Pak's infant mortality rate nearly double that of India

June 09, 2016 2:39 pm

According to the World Bank report, Pakistan ranks towards the bottom among countries in the world when it comes to infant and neonatal mortality.

Tackling poverty in India: The low income, low growth trap

June 07, 2016 12:12 am

Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh continue to lag behind the rest of the country in income and growth. Despite the success of these states on a few important fronts, where you live still determines how well you live.

India to move up rapidly in ease of doing biz ranking in 1-2 years: Jaitley

June 01, 2016 1:47 pm

Jaitley said that major reforms were underway to phase out exemptions as far as the direct tax system was concerned, and bring down corporate tax to 25 per cent from the current 30 per cent.

Tackling Poverty In India: 1 in 3 has piped water, 2 of 5 kids stunted

May 27, 2016 12:06 am

'Decline in consumption poverty notwithstanding, on parameters like tackling open defecation, India lags behind even Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan'.

Poverty down, but 1 in 2 hangs by a thread

May 25, 2016 12:02 am

Scheduled Tribes stand out as a group that has fallen further behind, with one-third stuck in chronic poverty.

Expand role in social sector projects: Jaitley to World Bank

May 20, 2016 5:44 pm

Addressing a group of nine World Bank Executive Directors, currently on a visit to India, Jaitley said there is a need for "the World Bank to have a larger capital base, more activity and more projects".

On poverty and prosperity, lot done, lot to do

May 18, 2016 12:47 am

The rapid decline in India’s poverty levels over the last decade augurs well for the country’s efforts to eradicate poverty.

Five key drivers of reducing poverty in India

May 17, 2016 12:42 am

India completes 25 years of the beginning of economic reforms this July. Starting today, The Indian Express will publish findings from an e-symposium that brings together recent research by The World Bank on poverty in India.

Pakistan must speed up reform, employ more women for growth: World Bank

May 09, 2016 5:43 pm

The World Bank expects Pakistan's economy to expand by 4.5 percent in 2016, missing the government's 5.5 percent target.

'World Bank is looking ways to use Aadhar experience'

April 29, 2016 1:10 pm

People now enrolled in Aadhar and gradually moving towards the goal of paperless, presence less and cashless transactions.


World Bank to aid Rajasthan's energy sector

February 22, 2016 2:47 pm

Jaipur, Feb 22 (ANI): The World Bank would be extending its cooperation to the Rajasthan government in the area of energy sector. World Bank Country Director Onno Ruhl spoke to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her cabinet ministers to discuss these issues in detail. Ruhl congratulated Raje on the success of decreasing the rate of defecation in the open. He also stressed on the use of traditional forms of energy while maintaining that the focus was on alternative forms of energy. Chief Secretary C S Rajan, Principal Secretary (Energy) Sanjay Malhotra, State Power Distribution Companies Chairman Bhaskar A Sawant, Organising Secretary Akhil Arora and World Bank Special Project Manager Mandakini Pal were present on the occasion.