Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission- A proposal for concurrent monitoring’

A project proposal has been submitted for the concurrent monitoring of a pilot project of the Karnataka Nutrition Mission in Karnataka as part of public private partnership and at a budget of approximately 25 lakhs. All the transactions have been behind closed doors. There is no transparency in place on how this organisation (Institute of... Continue Reading →


Anganwadi workers to protest against Vedanta’s finger in ICDS pie

Anganwadi workers to protest against Vedanta's finger in ICDS pie Staff Reporter, The Hindu Thousands of anganwadi workers across Chickballapur and Bangalore Rural districts will boycott work on May 4 to protest the entry of mining-major Vedanta into the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in the State. Around 3,000 anganwadis in Hoskote, Magadi, Doddaballapur, Devanahalli,... Continue Reading →

Global Integrity country assessments play an important role in the World Bank’s Country policy

Yes, sure, World bank funds Global Integrity; Global integrity makes reports; WB uses those reports for country policy - sure that's not conflict of interest - that's integrity, for sure Making Governance Aid Smarter Global Integrity country assessments play an important role in shaping the World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPIA) process. CPIA... Continue Reading →


The government of Karnataka sells out again……..

The government of Karnataka faces a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for the spate of malnutrition related child deaths and for the 72000  severely malnourished children in the state. Anganwadis were established to ensure that children 0 - 6 years received at  least one nutritious cooked meal in the day. Since the last few years, the... Continue Reading →


WHO under siege from private sector Tom Fawthrop

WHO under siege from private sector Microsoft et al Share | THIRD WORLD RESURGENCE WHO under siege from private sector   Tom Fawthrop Reflecting on the growing public concern about the World Health Organisation's linkages with the corporate world, Tom Fawthrop wonders whether world health policy is in danger of falling into the clutches of... Continue Reading →


The UIDAI project: why some of the optimism might be nir-aadhar

The UIDAI project: why some of the optimism might be nir-aadhar Anant Bhan, Pune, Maharashtra anantbhan@gmail.com Sunita V S  Bandewar, Pune, Maharashtra sunita.bandewar@utoronto.ca The article by Nandan Nilekani in the NMJI 2011 May-June issue[1] provides an interesting laundry list of advantages which an Aadhar number could provide to those registered through the Unique Identification Authority... Continue Reading →


Findings Of The Jury: IPT On The World Bank In India

This Tribunal focused upon the actions of the World Bank Group because it is the most active and influential of the International Financial Institutes (IFIs) in India. The Tribunal attempted to expose the nature and degree of coordination between the World Bank Group and other IFIs, as they often act in concert. This was the... Continue Reading →


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