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India poised ?

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Many articles on India during the weekend, in part triggered by the largest foreign takeover ever accomplished by an Indian company (Tata Group has bought the Anglo-Dutch Corus Group).

 

 

Amelia Gentleman writes in the Observer about the contrast between the triumphalism in business and economic circles and the poverty still to be found all around the country: "India eyes riches at poor's expense".

 

Poverty Analysis and Data Initiative (PADI)

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PADI, which stands for Poverty Analysis and Data Initiative, is a network of data producers, analysts and policy makers that had its original roots in East Asia.   PADI has organized a number of training activities in East and South Asia.  Now, the secretariat of this network is housed at the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC).  

 

Almost a free lunch: Lawrence Summers at the World Bank

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Lawrence Summers delivered today at the World Bank his presentation “Almost a Free Lunch: Investing Foreign Exchange Reserves in Global Equity Markets”, following similar presentations at the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai or at the Center for Global Development in Washingt

Asia 2015: Promoting Growth, Ending Poverty

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The conference Asia 2015: Promoting Growth, Ending Poverty was held in March, organized by DFID, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Its web site has plenty of papers, speeches, presentations and in general materials on growth and poverty in that region.

 

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