Skill-development needs experiment and experience, which may not be feasible in online learning
The Green World Order: India vs China — who can lead?
Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill
COVID-19, economic stagnancy and dignity of work
From quarters to kothis: A migrant couple’s journey to nowhere
Safety nets of millions of migrant workers came apart as COVID-19 lockdown came into force
Breaking the cycle of poverty: Financial freedom for tribal women
For tribal communities, financial freedom translates into financial literacy, with which comes the access to various government safety nets ...
Towards sustainable marine fisheries value chain: Reflections amid COVID-19 crisis
A behavioural nudge to promote sustainable fisheries, community mobilisation can go a long way for the sector in post-COVID-19 ...
Why African countries are reluctant to take up COVID-19 debt relief
Poor countries know that the debt markets are not favourable to them; they acknowledge the risk of being punished ...
COVID-19: The pandemic of inequality
Nobody is sure when this defining point of the pandemic would be declared over
COVID-19 impact pushes India’s $5 trillion dream 3 yrs farther
Policymakers must focus equally on all 3 sectors: Agriculture, industry, services
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