India

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    Why is there no ‘Fundraisers Without Borders’? Big missing piece in development.

Why is there no ‘Fundraisers Without Borders’? Big missing piece in development.

There are an extraordinary number of ‘without borders’ organizations (see here, or an even longer list here) – every possible activity is catered for, from chemists to clowns (and that’s just the c’s). But one seems to be missing, and it may well be the most useful – why is there no ‘fundraisers without borders’? (Originally posted by Duncan Green […]

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    Solving the leakage crisis in India’s subsidised food programme

Solving the leakage crisis in India’s subsidised food programme

The Public Distribution System in India (PDS) is designed to distribute subsidised food to India’s poorest people. But numerous ‘leakages’ in this system – notably the movement of goods to the black market – have prompted calls for states to begin computerising the process. In a new article for Ideas for India, Silvia Masiero, who has monitored the digitisation process […]

Growth more than population control

A letter from Dr Elliott Green, published in the Financial Times on 17 June 2014 Sir, Bachu Biswas (Letters, June 16) makes the classic mistake of thinking that controlling population will promote economic development independent of other factors. To see how wrong this is one needs only look to Bangladesh, which has a population density of more than 1,000 people […]

Beyond China and India – Danny Quah

Asia may be thriving, but it still faces real economic constraints and governance challenges. Danny Quah argues that the region needs to be understood as a whole if these issues are to be addressed. Two-thirds of humanity is Asian. This includes the populations of not just the world’s only two-billion-people economies – China and India – but also tiny nation-states […]

Student Experience: Surabhi Mall, MSc Development Management 2012/13

I am a graduate from the LSE MSc Development Management course (2012-13). I’m not sure how to best showcase to you this eventful, enriching, stressful and dynamic year of my life in less than 500 words. The course has given me a glimpse of the multitude social sectors that exist, theoretical models, current and dominant school of thoughts as well […]

Learning from India? A new approach to secondary pharmaceutical patents

LSE’s Kenneth Shadlen asks whether a recent Indian Supreme Court decision on pharmaceutical patents will make the country’s patent laws more effective, and how the decision may affect global access to affordable medicines.

With the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling on April 1, the long-running conflict between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and Novartis over an application for a patent on […]

Comment on Brett, International Inequality and the Global Crisis. [Part 2]

Guenther Schoenleitner Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria (Guenther Schoenleitner writes here in an independent capacity and his comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of his employer). This post is the second part of a response to Professor Teddy Brett’s October Blog post entitled ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets […]

Comment on Brett, International Inequality and the Global Crisis. [Part 1]

Guenther Schoenleitner Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria (Guenther Schoenleitner writes here in an independent capacity and his comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of his employer). This post is a response to Professor Teddy Brett’s October Blog post entitled ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets for Sustainable Growth‘ Many thanks for […]

Fertility and wealth in early colonial India: Evidence from widow suicides (satis) in Bengal

Dr Elliott Green Associate Professor of Development Studies, LSE Today there is not much evidence of a straight-forward relationship between fertility and wealth, whether in developed or developing countries.  However, prior to the onset of mortality and fertility decline which characterizes the initial stage of the demographic transition, demographic theories suggest that richer people had more children that the poor.  […]

Comparisons are Odious! India and China: Economy, Society and Environment

The LSE is pleased to host the annual British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) lecture by Professor Barbara Harriss-White on 29 Nov 2013.  Details are below.  The event is ticketed, and LSE staff and students have a number of tickets reserved, so if you are interested, please contact Ingrina Carson at:    i.carson@lse.ac.uk. Further details are at: http://www.basas.org.uk/news-events/annual_lecture_new/ Comparisons are Odious! […]