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Recent News

- Opinion Piece in Hindustan Times - India's Triumphs & Challenges - Voice of India Carries Weight
by Robert B Zoellick, January 2011
A year is not a long time in the life of a country, much less a civilization such as India. But India has over the past year, surged back from a dip in its growth caused by the global economic slowdown. The resurgence is testimony to the strength of India’s evolving economy, sound policies, and the energy and enterprise of its people. More 

- World Bank Statement on Rampur Hydropower Project 

- India Could be a New Pole of Global Growth, by Robert B. Zoellick, Oped Special to Hindustan Times, Dec 2009
As India’s $1.2 trillion economy returns to growth rates of eight to nine percent, it is likely to grow not only as a market, but as a supplier of a range of services and increasingly knowledge-intensive goods. If India can remove bottlenecks that slow its economy, it will be well positioned to become one of the new poles of global growth. More

- Improving the Quality of Health Care in India - Learning How to Get Started: How the World Bank Institute is training India's health personnel to improve services, by Alexandra Humme. More

- Can an Undernourished India Compete? by Meera Shekar. Oped Special to Hindustan Times, February 22, 2008. More

Consultations with NGOs

- On May 23 , 2008, as part of its ongoing dialogue with civil society, the World Bank discussed Social Accountability with civil society organizations to explore new ways of putting this principle into practice. Five organizations that have promoted Social Accountability in one form or another shared their experiences. More


Key Projects

- Hydropower
- Tsunami Recovery
- Indus Waters Treaty
- Water Sector Reforms
- Elementary Education
- Transport
- Decentralization

- Elementary Education Project

- Rajasthan Health Systems Development Project

- Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project


Apr 26, 2012 BBL - Does India's Employment Scheme guarantee employment? How much impact does it have on poverty? Evidence for Bihar
Apr 19, 2012 Breaking Down Barriers: A New Dawn in Trade and Regional Cooperation in South Asia
Apr 18, 2012 Leveraging Partnership and Technology to Promote Equity in South Asia
Mar 10, 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility: An Exercise with a Conscience

What's New

Jun 05, 2012 World Bank Group Unveils New Focus on ‘Green, Clean, Resilient’ Development (Press Release)
Jun 01, 2012 World Bank Mission Ends With Agreement On Key Implementation Activities (Press Release)
May 31, 2012 US$ 100 Million Additional Financing for Rural Livelihoods Project in Bihar, India – Expected to Directly Benefit 1.5 million households (Press Release)
May 30, 2012 New Initiatives Give Hope to a Carbon Market Facing Challenges (Press Release)

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