This chart shows both global and regional literacy rates over a period of twenty years (1985-2005). While overall global levels have risen dramatically, education for women and in the least developed countries continues to lag. ... Read more about World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)
SHANGHAI — The 2 billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, according to a report that estimates limits on female employment cost the region $89 billion a year in lost productivity.
The Asia Society survey on women’s status in health, education, economic activity and political leadership urges improvements to ensure the region benefits fully from its underused pool of human talent.
These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.