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.
Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.
The Great Recession highlights deficiencies in social protection systems that should be in place to promote broad-based economic growth.
Countries in both the Global North and Global South must get behind an agenda that focuses on the creation of "just jobs" for the global economy.
The United States and China are two of the biggest annual emitters of greenhouse gases. But India may be the country that provides the necessary breakthrough in international negotiations to help developed and developing countries reach an agreement.