World Bank Report

  • India top recipient of migrant remittances in 2012 January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India was the top recipient of migrant remittances in 2012, according to a new report released by the World Bank. According to the report, India received $70 billion as migrant remittances in one year, followed by China with $66 million. The officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries...
  • '59 pc of PDS grain do not reach households' May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Despite India spending over two per cent of GDP in social protection schemes, their returns in terms of poverty reduction are yet to reach full potential, a World Bank report has said, pointing to "high leakages" in PDS and "uneven implementation" of MNREGA across states. The report, the first...
  • India, China reducing world poverty: World Bank April 24, 2010

    Washington: But for the rapid progress made by India and China, the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries would have been still slower after the global economic crisis, according to World Bank's lead economist. "The crisis struck just when the developing countries were making significant strides, especially in poverty. Poverty...
  • School shocker: 48 pc Indians dropout early October 7, 2009

    New Delhi: At least 48 of every 100 students in India pursuing secondary education never go beyond that level, the World Bank said on Tuesday, pointing out that the country was doing worse than Vietnam and Bangladesh in enrolling students in secondary education. "Thirty seven per cent students fail before the...