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Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

School children singing and dancing in Samtse Dzongkhag. Photo Credit: Izabela Leao / World Bank
Bhutan is no ordinary place.
A landlocked Himalayan kingdom tucked in a mostly rugged mountainous terrain between India and China, it measures prosperity …

by · Monday, 14 May 2018 · Bhutan, China, India
Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand in India’s Himalayan foothills. Damyanti Devi, the mother of a young daughter, lost her home and livelihood. Her old house in Rudraprayag was completely …

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · India
Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand in India’s Himalayan foothills. Damyanti Devi, the mother of a young daughter, lost her home and livelihood. Her old house in Rudraprayag was completely …

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · India
Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

Empowering Indian women after a natural disaster hits

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand in India’s Himalayan foothills. Damyanti Devi, the mother of a young daughter, lost her home and livelihood. Her old house in Rudraprayag was completely …

by · Friday, 11 May 2018 · India
Indian agriculture at a crossroads: Smart solutions towards doubling farmers’ incomes

Indian agriculture at a crossroads: Smart solutions towards doubling farmers’ incomes

A few weeks ago, I felt a sense of déjà vu.  I was at a roundtable on agriculture in Delhi, in the same conference hall where, ten years ago, I participated in the consultations on the Bank’s World Development Report 2008 on Agriculture for Development…

by · Wednesday, 9 May 2018 · India
Face to Face with Country Director Junaid Ahmad

Face to Face with Country Director Junaid Ahmad

The Lighthouse India is a platform to facilitate knowledge flows across states within India and to create strategic partnerships with other countries to share and transfer knowledge and experience, which would inform development policies, scale up goo…

by · Tuesday, 8 May 2018 · India

After power in all villages, next step is all households

There is an undeniable link between poverty eradication and the spread of electricity use. Census 2011 showed that Bihar, which posted extraordinary growth in electrification, saw a rapid fall in official poverty levels. The scheme will also help improve India’s per capita power consumption of around …

by · Wednesday, 2 May 2018 · India, Turkey
Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

In June 2017, a long-running land dispute was settled in just six days in a community-owned court in Bihar.
           
Returning to his village after many years, Ramashish had received a rude shock. His cousins had deprived him of the 5.90 acres of l…

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · India, Oman
Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

In June 2017, a long-running land dispute was settled in just six days in a community-owned court in Bihar.
           
Returning to his village after many years, Ramashish had received a rude shock. His cousins had deprived him of the 5.90 acres of l…

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · India, Oman
Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

In June 2017, a long-running land dispute was settled in just six days in a community-owned court in Bihar.
           
Returning to his village after many years, Ramashish had received a rude shock. His cousins had deprived him of the 5.90 acres of l…

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · India, Oman