Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

Devanik Saha IANS | Indiaspend   Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty — with the illiterate being especially susceptible — according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal […]

Poverty continues to be a major challenge in South Asia: Mahajan

Poverty continues to be a major challenge in South Asia: Mahajan

Indore, February 19 (IANS) Expressing deep concern over poverty in South Asia, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said policymakers in the region share a collective responsibility to find a solution to the problem.   “The South Asia region, with 1.7 billion people, is the most densely populated geographical region of the world. A […]

The twin challenges of poverty and hunger

The twin challenges of poverty and hunger

IANS | October 18, 2016 By Amit Kapoor   Goals 1 and 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision eradicating poverty and ending hunger in an extreme form in the world by 2030. Much will depend on how developing countries fare on the twin goals over the coming decade-and-a-half. This is because a […]

India to continue on growth path to root out poverty: Jaitley

India to continue on growth path to root out poverty: Jaitley

Melbourne, April 1 (IANS): Urging Australian pension funds to invest in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said here the country will continue on its current path of development towards “eliminating the curse of poverty”.   “We do believe that 7.5 percent rate can be improved upon and the government is concentrating on several […]

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

By Ellen Wulfhorst   NEW YORK, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Can land rights for women drive down child marriage and domestic violence?   “Yes and more”, says an international group of land and property rights specialists who are due in Washington this week to discuss how improved land management can reduce global poverty […]

China’s battle against poverty won’t suit all: expert

China’s battle against poverty won’t suit all: expert

Rome, Oct 18 (IANS) The number of poor in China fell from 750 million in 1990 to fewer than 200 million in 2014, but Beijing’s strategy of fighting poverty may not work for all countries, a FAO expert has said.   The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) assistant director general cautioned against a one-size-fits-all approach […]