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Five Myths About India's Poverty

Richard Dobbs | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Richard Dobbs

A new benchmark called the Empowerment Line, developed by the McKinsey Global Institute, aims to create a new and more holistic policy framework for poverty reduction. It calculates the cost for an Indian household to attain the basics and then compares these benchmarks to actual consumption data to measure needs that are going unmet. The results debunk a number of misconceptions about the nature of poverty in India.

Major Indian City's Project To Feed The Poor Might Actually Work

Karthik Lakshmanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

The author of this article is a student at the Asian College of Journalism in India. The article is part of a collaboration between The Huffington Pos...

India Paying Welfare Directly To Poor

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

NEW DELHI -- India will pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor under a new program that aims to cut out the middlemen bl...

Have India's Poor Become Human Guinea Pigs?

BBC News | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

Drug companies are facing mounting pressure to investigate reports that new medicines are being tested on some of the poorest people in India without ...

Indian Businesses Forced To Focus On Country's Poor Due To Economic Crisis

GlobalPost | Jason Overdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jason Overdorf I GlobalPost NEW DELHI -- In India, the economic crisis may actually be good news. During the salad days of the past decade, India'...

India's Poorest State Defies Economic Slump

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This country's path out of the global economic turmoil may start here, among a community of outcastes who dine on rats. In Bihar, India's poorest and...

Is Micro Lending The Future Of Giving?

E. A. Hanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. A. Hanks

I met Emily Stenning while we were both studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From the moment I met her, she was constantly working o...