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India’s growth story

India’s growth story

The World Bank is releasing its biannual flagship publication, the India Development Update. It takes stock of the Indian economy and assesses what it will take India to move to a higher growth trajectory.
The Update describes the state of the Indian …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · India
Reviving Degraded Wetlands in India’s North Bihar

Reviving Degraded Wetlands in India’s North Bihar

Kanwar Jheel is the largest in a series of 18 wetlands spread across the Ganges flood plains in India’s north Bihar. For generations, these wetlands have been the mainstay for this densely populated region, enabling families to farm the fertile soil a…

by · Friday, 2 February 2018 · India
Insuring India: States learn about health insurance from each other

Insuring India: States learn about health insurance from each other

India faces many challenges on the road to Universal Health Coverage (UHC).  Almost two-thirds of total health spending is paid out-of-pocket by households, placing India among the top 10 countries in the world in this regard.  Recent global estimates…

by · Thursday, 18 January 2018 · India
Protecting forests in India from disastrous fires

Protecting forests in India from disastrous fires

India’s commitment to sustainable development is clearly demonstrated through its innovative and progressive forest policies. The Government’s policy of incentivising state governments to improve their forest cover is evident in the 14th Finance Commi…

by · Tuesday, 19 December 2017 · Australia, India, Nepal
Building safer houses in Northern India

Building safer houses in Northern India

by · Wednesday, 13 December 2017 · India
Building safer houses in Northern India

Building safer houses in Northern India

by · Wednesday, 13 December 2017 · India
Challenges and opportunities of urbanization in India

Challenges and opportunities of urbanization in India

India’s leading urban thinkers and practitioners gathered earlier this month, on November 1, 2017, in New Delhi to discuss “Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanization in India,” at a Roundtable Discussion organized by the World Bank Group. The event…

by · Tuesday, 12 December 2017 · India

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
 
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore

Indian state to pilot cashless accident trauma insurance

If the test is successful, an ADB project will help set up a post-accident response initiative that can be scaled up in Madhya Pradesh and beyond.

by · Monday, 28 November 2016 · India

Indian Hybrid Organization Fighting against Unequal Access to Primary Healthcare

Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more…

by · Wednesday, 5 October 2016 · India