Rural Areas

Are Bangladesh’s local government bodies democratic? 

Local governments (LG) give rural people in Bangladesh opportunities to taste freedom and participation.  In 2015, there was a paradigm shift in the local government system when the Cabinet decided to hold local polls on partisan basis. With the change in the century old practice of non-party poll at the local body level to the first-ever partisan poll, Mohammad Tarikul Islam explores the challenges ahead and the strength and weakness of LG as a democratic entity.

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November 24th, 2017|Development, Featured, Politics, Rural Areas|Comments Off on Are Bangladesh’s local government bodies democratic? |
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    The Commercialisation of Nutrition – Maharashtra comes full circle

The Commercialisation of Nutrition – Maharashtra comes full circle

The flip-flops in India’s child nutrition policies are nowhere better exemplified than in the recent move of the Maharashtra government to issue a tender for the supply of fortified ready-to-cook pre-mixes for feeding children. V. Ramani examines the motivations and consequences of this decision.

The flip-flops in India’s child nutrition policies are nowhere better exemplified than in the recent decision of the Maharashtra […]

November 22nd, 2017|Development, Featured, Rural Areas|Comments Off on The Commercialisation of Nutrition – Maharashtra comes full circle|
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    Skewed regional growth in India and China: A common challenge?

Skewed regional growth in India and China: A common challenge?

Whilst India and China have seen substantial rates of economic growth in the past decade, regional disparity remains an issue that affects them both. Tridivesh Singh Mani explores what the two countries might be able to learn from each other.

One of the aspects of the 19th National Congress  Communist Party of China (CPC), which did not get sufficient attention, […]

November 21st, 2017|Development, Economy, Featured, Politics, Rural Areas|Comments Off on Skewed regional growth in India and China: A common challenge?|

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