Saving Georgia's Mountain Villages

Saving Georgia's Mountain Villages
Experts hope that the law will have a major impact on internal migration, although they warn that more needs to be done including job creation and the development of tourism infrastructure. “All in all the … Overall, Georgia has a huge rate of …
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US Policy Toward Central Asia 3.0
To be sure, there was continued interest in pursuing the long-term political and economic reform agenda of the previous decade, but military and security considerations became more important factors in U.S. engagement in Central Asia. The logistical …
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Global effects of local food-production crises: a virtual water perspective
We analyze here the possible effects of local crises by developing a new propagation model, parsimonious but grounded on data-based and statistically-verified assumptions, whose effectiveness is proved on the Argentinean crisis in 2008–09. The model …

Family planning lessons from Indonesia
“Family planning is the most effective human development intervention there is today—it's a point we don't make often enough,” said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund. “Women who have access [to … Some of …
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Monsoon fury in Bihar: Over 100 villages flooded

Monsoon fury in Bihar: Over 100 villages flooded
“All engineers have been directed to be ready with necessary equipment and boulders to face any situation and to protect the embankments,” Rajeshwar Dayal, engineer-in-chief (north)at the water resources department, said. Bihar has a bad history of …
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WORLD BANK GROUP : India: Government of India and World Bank sign
"The legal framework in India and Bihar provides many opportunities for citizens in rural areas to participate in local governance and demand accountability," said Nilaya Mitash, joint secretary, department of economic affairs, ministry of finance …
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UGC pitches for dept to train teachers
According to human resource development ministry statistics, Uttar Pradesh needs three lakh teachers in schools, the maximum in the country. Other states facing a severe shortage of teachers include Bihar (2.60 lakh) and West Bengal (one lakh).
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