In early 2020, the world counted 2,095 billionaires. Today—two years, half-a-billion covid cases, and at least 6 million covid deaths later—there are 2,668.
Unchecked production and use of oil, coal and gas is undermining economic development and is incompatible with poverty alleviation worldwide, a new report has found, presenting a strong counter-narrative to fossil fuel industry claims that their operations improve lives and livelihoods.
Recovery after demonetisation was quick, but overall rate of poverty reduction in 2011-2019 period was lower than in 2004-2011, finds paper published last week.
Phanas Punji’s next generations have the same level of poverty in what is called inter-generational chronic poverty
At least two-thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a joint report published on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and World Bank.
Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh , has been cleaning and collecting cow dung for 30 years. Her walk is steady but the strain and struggle of working as a siri (bonded worker) for decades are visible on her. She is just over 60, but the wrinkles and wispy grey hair make her seem much older.
In his message marking the International Universal Health Coverage Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that with the third year of the pandemic fast approaching, we must urgently strengthen our health systems to ensure they are equitable, resilient and capable of meeting everyone’s needs
on December 13, 2021
New evidence compiled by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage
Among many gains lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, child labour shows resurgence, worsened by inadequate rescue efforts.
The pandemic pushed 75-80 million people in developing Asia-Pacific region into extreme poverty in 2020