Searching with a thematic focus on poverty inequality, Poverty in India

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    Cleaning human waste: manual scavenging, caste, and discrimination in India

    Human Rights Watch, 2014
    The practice of manually cleaning excrement from private and public dry toilets and open drains persists in several parts of South Asia. Manual scavengers are usually from caste groups customarily relegated to the bottom of the caste hierarchy and confined to livelihood tasks viewed as deplorable or deemed too menial by higher caste groups.
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    Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF)

    Asian Dalit Rights Forum as a collective of Dalit rights activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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    Justice under trial: caste discrimination in access to justice before special courts

    National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, 2014
    The experiences of one-and-a-half decades of monitoring and intervening in cases of atrocities have clearly shown the large hurdles that Dalit and Adivasi victims/survivors of atrocities face in the process of seeking legal justice.
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    The United Nations Post-2015 Agenda for Global Development: perspectives from China and Europe

    Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2014
    This publication focuses on scholarly discourses and policy challenges in China and Germany. Articles from The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), also cover European perspectives while chapters from the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) extend to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).
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    Gender Wage Gap in the Last Ten Years: A Case Study of India

    Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2014
    Can India achieve its goal of becoming the next superpower without empowering women? While India is poised to become a powerful global player in the coming years, the paper argues that India is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman.
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    Human development and public policy in India: inception report

    Knowledge Partnership Programme, 2013
    The India Human Development Survey I (2004‐5) and II (2011‐12) form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid transition.
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    India 2050: can we celebrate the centenary of the republic as a developed country?

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2012
    Today, there is a great disparity of incomes between developed and developing countries perhaps partly as a legacy of the colonial period. According to the World Bank figures, in 2009, per capita income of developing countries in terms of dollars adjusted for purchasing power parity (in 2005 prices) was about $5000, only 15 per cent of that of the developed countries.
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    BRICS-cities and the issue of social mobility: attraction of capital and the right to the city

    BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS, 2014
    The consolidation of a group of countries, like the BRICS nations, as strong global players demonstrates to the whole world that mobility is a real possibility in the international arena. What the BRICS grouping does not make clear, however, is whether this mobility will result in profound systemic changes towards a more equal and democratic world.
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    Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban South India

    New Dynamics of Ageing, 2010
    Using the example of old age poverty in the Indian city of Chennai, formerly Madras, this research situates old age poverty and inter-generational relations within a multi-level framework that ranges from global economic forces to household resource allocation, taking in government policy, public discourse and gender and age discrimination.
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    Understanding India’s global engagements: some key issues and entry points for an inclusive development agenda

    Oxfam India, 2011
    India’s international position is one of increasing influence and assertiveness, but is also shaped by powerful constrains. Civil society in India faces opportunities and constraints of a particular and complex nature.