By Naseer Memon
Daily Dawn-2nd Jan 2011
THE UNDP indicates an encouraging improvement in Pakistan`s ranking. From 141 last year, we are now at 125. The country has moved from the `low human development` category of countries to `medium human development`. Nevertheless, there is little to write home about.
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Daily Dawn, 1st Dec 2010
THE Planning Commission of Pakistan recently released the fourth national report on progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
This document has been released after a long wait, with the last one appearing for 2006. While it is informative in terms of the dismal progress on almost all major MDG indicators, it conceals inter-provincial and intra-provincial disparities that were presented in the last report.
Continue reading “Millennium Development Goals: A Distant Dream”
By fundsforngos, on January 9th, 2011
Recently, an email was circulated to many NGOs in Africa by someone claiming to be “Bridge Medical Research Foundation” inviting them to attend “the 4th International Workshop for Development and Finance” “scheduled from 14th to 19th February 2011 in Georgia-Atlanta, United States of America, (U.S.A).” The invitation attached to the email claimed to provide full sponsorship covering air travel and meals to at least 4 participants from each organization. But each participant had to pay US $285 as registration fee!
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