A behavioural nudge to promote sustainable fisheries, community mobilisation can go a long way for the sector in post-COVID-19 era and beyond
Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief
COVID-19: The pandemic of inequality
COVID-19 impact pushes India’s $5 trillion dream 3 yrs farther
COVID-19: Developing countries in unprecedented debt situation
Demand for a ‘global debt deal’ picks up
Can MGNREGA be a tool for post-COVID-19 rural recovery
Agriculture is the least-affected sector of the economy. It is poised to gain and lead economy’s revival process
COVID-19: Coming from a tree in my backyard, meals and pickle
The bark and fruits of Lasoda tree possess various medicinal properties and its bark is used to treat fresh wounds
Why Punjab stands to lose from farmers’ produce trade and commerce ordinance
Instead of putting Punjab farmers at the mercy of big corporates and private players, there is a need to ...
World Cup 2023 will boost women’s sports. But does it make financial sense?
Governments may not be in mood to spend on sports events when COVID-19 recovery is plunging budgets into deficits
COVID-19 unlockdown is a challenge and an opportunity at the same time
It will generate medium-term challenges but also presents an opportunity to accelerate the shift to more sustainable and equitable ...
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan: A travesty on migrant workers
Its primary aim is to woo voters in Bihar where elections will take place later this year
Rural options for Odisha’s returnee migrants
The state’s track record in engaging people under MGNREGA has been mixed so far. Hence, this huge returnee workforce ...
COVID-19: What about women in informal sector?
From weavers in Manipur to domestic helps in metropolitan cities, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to women workers’ lives
Global poverty: coronavirus could drive it up for the first time since the 1990s
Poverty is likely to increase dramatically in middle-income developing countries in Asia, such as India, Pakistan, Indonesia and the ...
Faceless and dispossessed: India’s circular migrants in the times of COVID-19
The 2011 Census said India has 454 million migrants, 54 million of whom are interstate workers. But the data ...
Who has been hit hardest by South Africa’s lockdown? We found some answers
The largest initial shocks were in mining, service sectors and non-essential industries directly affected by the lockdowns
COVID-19: Bracing for agrarian crisis and food insecurity
Distress among marginal farmers and unavailability of food to migrant labourers has been largely ignored in Union government’s economic ...
COVID-19 lockdown: Why some workers lost patience
The rich now trusts the government most, while the less privileged experience an absence of the same
Migration in India: A shift in agenda
Migration is an adaptation strategy for communities vulnerable to climate change impacts. Governments should plan for such demographic shifts
Tonight we riot? What Nintendo’s ‘revolutionary’ video game misses about worker liberation
Some might think this fantasy epitomises the modern movement for worker liberation. It doesn’t.
COVID-19: Is govt’s Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus a relief or more stress
The details of the stimulus seem to be more loan offerings, rather than a comprehensive relief package
Brick Kilns: A case for promoting rural industries in the future
The role played by India’s brick kilns during the COVID-9 crisis, puts up a case for preserving rural industries ...
COVID-19 lockdown: Isn’t it time for the State to do business again?
The government has to step away from its role of a regulator succumbing to the pressure of businesses; it ...
COVID-19 migrants: Future of work and production
Work needs to be reimagined. This is an opportunity to renew rural economies and make them resilient; but it won’t ...
Coronavirus: Where are countries finding the money to mitigate economic catastrophe?
Governments are digging deep into their finances that in some instances were already under strain