Developing countries Archive

A fifth of adolescents are overweight or obese due to the double burden of malnutrition in developing countries including India

New study lists war, lack of democracy and urbanisation among factors to blame   A new study from the University of Warwick blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries including India.   The double burden of malnutrition refers to the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity,

New Partnership to Catalyse Sustainable Development Investments for Developing Countries

The Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), which includes the World Economic Forum, aims to mobilize $100 billion in private financing over five years The founding members include the governments of Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, USA and UK The SDIP aims to create investment opportunities in water, sanitation, transport, green energy, agriculture, health, telecommunications

Spillovers from Unconventional Monetary Policy—Lessons for Emerging Markets: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Reserve Bank of India, March 17, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery Introduction Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Governor Rajan, thank you for your generous introduction, and for inviting me to speak before this distinguished audience today. It is indeed a privilege to share the stage with Dr. Rajan, one of the world’s most highly regarded financial

Pharmaceutical industry doing more to improve access to medicine in developing countries; performance on some aspects lags

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: The world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are doing more to improve access to medicine in developing countries, with a raft of new initiatives, scale-ups and innovations over the last two years. However, the industry struggles to perform well in some practices that matter, according to the 2014 Access to Medicine Index, published Monday.

Two billion people suffering from hidden hunger according to 2014 Global Hunger Index, even as levels of hunger in many developing countries decrease

Report says food quality is equally important as quantity Oct 13, 2014 October 13, 2014, Washington D.C.—A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) being released today by the International Food Policy Research Institute,

Economic Survey : Developing countries must get judicious Carbon and Development Space in new climate deals

Economic Survey : Developing countries must get judicious Carbon and Development Space in new climate deals Human- induced Greenhouse gas emissions are chiefly responsible for climate change The Economic Survey presented in Parliament says that the global climate community faces a deadline for reaching an agreement in 2015, bringing in more than 190 countries to

World Bank urges developing countries to safeguard economic growth, as road ahead remains bumpy

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2013 – Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in

Developing countries to receive over $400 billion in remittances in 2012, says World Bank report

New Delhi, November 21, 2012 – Remittance flows to the developing world are expected to exceed earlier estimates and total $406 billion this year, an increase of 6.5 percent over the previous year, according to a new World Bank brief on global migration and remittances. Remittances to developing countries are projected to grow by 7.9