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    Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan

Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan

The discovery of coal in Tharparkar and changing agricultural practices are threatening the agricultural rangelands and consequently, the rights to livelihood and the food security of local farmers, writes Abdul Waheed Jamali.

Tharparkar is a dry region in the southern part of Sindh province in Pakistan. It mainly thrives on rains and there is a saying, Meenhan Thar Lae Rehmat Aahin, […]

May 1st, 2018|Agriculture, Environment, Rural Areas|Comments Off on Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan|
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    Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka

Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka

As part of the first ever Colombo Development Dialogue held in April 2018, a masterclass with Dr Rajesh Venugopal was organised by South Asia Centre, LSE in collaboration with UNDP in Sri Lanka. Amayaa Wijesinghe, of the University of Colombo, reports her experience. 
It isn’t often that you are transported to the lecture halls of one of the world’s premier universities, hearing […]

April 26th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Development, Economy, Events, Featured, LSE, Rural Areas, Sustainable Development Goals, Urban India|Comments Off on Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka|
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    How farmers in an Indian village used broadband to save onions, and their livelihood 

How farmers in an Indian village used broadband to save onions, and their livelihood 

In a country with around 300 million smartphones, data usage per smartphone has increased to 9.6GB per month. While Internet penetration in rural areas is still low, those who do have access to Internet are benefiting from it writes Arshad Perwez. Some to even save their crop of onions.

There is a silent change brewing across semi-urban/rural India, clearly visible even […]

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    The grass is greener when there is education: an experience from Balochistan  

The grass is greener when there is education: an experience from Balochistan  

Literacy and socio-economic indicators of Balochistan province in Pakistan are a grave reminder of the state of poverty in the region. Asmat Kakar draws from his personal experience of growing up in the region and writes that only education can level the playing field and provide socio-economic development. 

Social scientists and international organisations are of the view that access to high quality primary education can make a substantial and enduring difference to the lives of children living in […]

A one-size-fits-all approach is harming our rainfed farmers

Government policies today ignore a majority of our country’s farmers. Focussing on rainfed farmers can actually change the poverty map of India writes Ashwini Kulkarni
Popular narratives paint the Indian farmer with a broad brush. The dominant image is that of a farmer—male, of course—gazing benevolently at his vast fields laden with lush crops–the image created by Bollywood.

The truth though, is that […]

February 24th, 2018|Agriculture, Development, Economy, Rural Areas, Sustainable Development Goals, Urban India|Comments Off on A one-size-fits-all approach is harming our rainfed farmers|
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    Do more with less: managing public investment in federal Nepal

Do more with less: managing public investment in federal Nepal

Nepal’s success or failure hinges on how effectively the governments at all levels can deliver public services, which demands proper fiscal and investment management. Mukti Subedi and Bishal K Chalise write that the national framework for public financial management, particularly in the context of transition to federalism, is non-existent.

Two years ago, Nepal adopted a new constitution which was a culmination of a decade-long peace process […]

Failures of land tenancy in Pakistan

The Government of Sindh must urgently come up with measures to improve land tenancy to ensure the end of bonded labour. Drawing on fieldwork from the region, Abdul Waheed Jamali explores the plight of bonded labourers and the failures of the current Sindh Tenancy Act.

Three camps for former bonded labourers have been established near Hyderabad, the second largest city of Sindh […]

February 21st, 2018|Agriculture, Rural Areas|1 Comment|

In quest of justice: dispute resolution in rural Bangladesh

In the second of his two-part series on local government relief efforts in rural Bangladesh, Mohammad Tarikul Islam argues that the dispute resolution process is lacking in inclusivity – often backing those with privileged circumstances or with close links to politics and public institutions. He considers the efficacy of local government driven dispute resolution and calls for a fairer […]

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    ‘Phaltu sarkar’: In Meghalaya, the ban on coal mining could cost the Congress heavily (part 2)

‘Phaltu sarkar’: In Meghalaya, the ban on coal mining could cost the Congress heavily (part 2)

In the second part of his essay on coal mining in the Jantia Hills in Meghalaya, Arunabh Saikia discusses the impact of the current stalemate and how the BJP’s promise to lift the mining ban may woo local voters away from Congress in the upcoming elections. 

From environment to elections
The most common reading of the National Green Tribunal order of […]

February 18th, 2018|Environment, Featured, Politics, Rural Areas|Comments Off on ‘Phaltu sarkar’: In Meghalaya, the ban on coal mining could cost the Congress heavily (part 2)|

Review of Indian Union Budget 2018 (part 2)

In the second of his two part analysis, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak continues to explore the economic challenges and opportunities facing India following the recent release of the budget.

Narendra Modi was elected with a mandate of ushering in a new era of economic prosperity. His slogan of sabke saath sabka vikaas clearly captured the aspirations of a growing country in 2014, […]

February 14th, 2018|Development, Economy, Featured, LSE, Rural Areas, Sustainable Development Goals, Urban India|Comments Off on Review of Indian Union Budget 2018 (part 2)|

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