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Pak must introduce Bill on Domestic violence soon: HRW
By d-sector Team  | 12 Jan 2010


2010 will see paradigm shift in education policies: Sibal
By d-sector Team  | 12 Jan 2010


Pakistan's external debt may increase: IMF
By d-sector Team  | 12 Jan 2010


India, Bangladesh join hands for development
By d-sector Team  | 12 Jan 2010


UN assistance for Kenyan flood victims
By d-sector Team  | 11 Jan 2010


World Bank to assess projects on Ganga cleaning
By d-sector Team  | 11 Jan 2010


Global recovery due to govt bailouts: IMF
By d-sector Team  | 11 Jan 2010


Costly healthcare major cause of poverty
By d-sector Team  | 11 Jan 2010


Nagaland has highest urban population growth
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Southern Sudan on the brink of war, warn agencies
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Villagers unite to build railway station
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Jharkhand finds new wetland
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Push for literacy programme in Tamil Nadu
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Child health worsening in Guinea
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


Rajiv Shah takes over as USAID chief
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


India a major contributor to world development: Clinton
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


No more travel restrictions on HIV patients in USA
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


10 million adult learners to become functionally literate
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


IMA opposes MCI’s rural MBBS course
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


India rejects WB aid for tiger conservation
By d-sector Team  | 09 Jan 2010


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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

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