For the PMJDY to be successful, expanding social insurance and assistance will be the lower hurdle, and creating jobs by extending banking facilities to more micro enterprises will be the larger challenge.
Governments around the world—including the United States—multinational corporations, and international development and human rights organizations expend valuable resources on women’s empowerment programs in developing nations such as India. For them, this horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.
by John Podesta and Sabina Dewan The global economy today is inexorably intertwined— sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. This fact was driven home anew to workers worldwide by the recent global financial crisis, the ensuing global economic slump, and the subsequent efforts by governments to recharge their economies. But facing political pressures to […]