India’s wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it
India must step away from coal while maintaining economic growth and not leaving millions of people in coal-mining regions worse off.
Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution – 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated
COVAX’s goal – for lower-income countries to “receive enough doses to vaccinate up to 20% of their population” – would not get COVID-19 transmission under control in those places.
India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified as internally displaced
Shortly after the announcement of a lockdown, it was reasonably anticipated that the closure of business would detrimentally affect the social and economic conditions of millions of daily wage workers in the country.
As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again
For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.
India’s huge economic setbacks in 2020: why millions have fallen into poverty
India’s losses in 2020 accounts for 60% of the global increase in poverty.