Regulatory Capture and Access to Health in India Case Study

INDIA CASE STUDY Regulatory Capture and Access to Health Care in India Case Study

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Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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The BRICS Bank: Four principles to make the New Development Bank truly new

This article was originally posted at www.bankonhumanrights.org  This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models […]

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Protect and expand India’s public healthcare system: The inequality imperative

Blog post by Oommen C. Kurian | Research Coordinator, Oxfam India Photo credit: Srikant Kolari  Sharelines  India lost half a trillion dollars in illicit outflows in 10yrs. This money can be used to improve public services. Read more  http://bit.ly/1RoL9a7  @OxfamIndia recommends four crucial points to improve the country’s health systems. Know more. http://bit.ly/1RoL9a7 According to estimates by the International […]

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The Workshop “Policy Impact of Civil Society in BRICS countries: Best Practices Influencing Policy-Making”

The Workshop held on the 19th May 2015 by the Public Policy Department of the Social Sciences Faculty, National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) with the support of Oxfam under the EU funded project “Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World,¨ was of special importance for Russia because of the forthcoming […]

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Health Spending and Inequality in Emerging Economies

New research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme compares the cases of India, China, Russia and Indonesia in terms of levels and structures of health spending, and the impact on inequality in each of these countries. The report finds that in order to reduce inequality and improve the overall quality […]

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Russia & India – Through the Prism of Women’s Rights

Guest Blogger Mari Davtyan reflects on women’s rights issues in India during her peer to peer visit. What do we, Russians, know about India? During childhood, our parents read us stories of Kipling and we imagined India like a fairyland with huge and beautiful palaces, Maharajas, mysterious jungle, and elephants. In schools and universities we learn that […]

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Why it’s not just poverty but unemployment that matters in South Africa

By Guest Blogger Pradeep Baisakh | Programme Coordinator | Wada Na Todo Abhiyan What is the percentage of families living below poverty line in South Africa? I asked to as many people as I met during my two weeks visit to the country in November 2014. Some answered and some did not. Initially I wondered […]

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Economic Growth at What Cost?

Guest Blogger Nesar Ahmad from People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) India reflects on his recent trip to Indonesia   The economy must grow and fast, so that the size of the pie increases and there is a bigger share for everyone. These were the opening remarks of the then Deputy Finance Minister of Indonesia said this […]

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‘It’s No Longer Funny’: The Funding Wars That’ll Dictate Our Future

Pooja Pavati from Oxfam India, reflects on funding commitments for the post-2015 development agenda Originally posted at http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/ In the recently-concluded G20 Meet (15-16 November) in Brisbane, Australia, US President Barrack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe committed to $4.5 billion towards a Green Climate Fund (GCF), a U.N. fund to help developing nations cope with global […]

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