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India’s move to e-governance exposes ancient flaws

07/22/2003 | Panos London

The Indian state of Karnataka is trying to assist rural development through Information and Communications Technologies. But how well can ICTs work for development in a country riven with inequities?

Poverty clouds Pakistan’s democracy roadmap

06/26/2003 | Panos London

Keen to secure a $1.4 billion IMF loan, Pakistan has embarked on an economic policy meant to reduce poverty. But it is turning out to be a disaster for the poor.

No way out for Uganda’s ‘chronically poor’?

06/21/2003 | Panos London

Emerging from years of civil war, Uganda is often praised for its poverty reduction plan. But the poorest of the poor, especially landless women, remain untouched and ignored.

Kenyan women hit out at male citadels of science

02/22/2003 | Panos London

The first women-only college for science and technology has opened in Kenya, where women make up just 20 per cent of the student population, most pushed into studying liberal sciences.

Scandal prompts Zambian rethink

01/01/2003 | Panos London

Western aid poured into Zambia when Frederick Chiluba became president and began rolling out his economic reforms programme. Now Chiluba faces corruption charges and Zambia remains one of the poorest nations.

Reducing poverty

09/01/2002 | Panos London

Poverty Reduction Strategies were introduced in 1999 as the latest template for the world's poorest countries to get out of poverty. This report examines progress so far.

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