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About farrukh2016

Farrukh Shah is a passionate knowledge management professional in development sector. He loves to read and write on development issues. He believes in the power of knowledge and action to bring a lasting change in the lives of most vulnerable among us.

OPHI-Multi Dimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Child Poverty a Concern as globally almost half of all poor are children

  Globally half of all ‘multidimensionally poor’ people – 48% – are children. Nearly two out of every five children globally  – 37% – are multidimensionally poor. In terms of absolute numbers 689 million children are living in multidimensional poverty. … Continue reading

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Street Children: Visible on Roads but Invisible in Access to Basic Services (1/3)

Our national and state governments often talk about reaching out to the very last person, to the most marginalized, in their policies, agendas and plans. Every achievement is cited to be a milestone in the ultimate destination of development reaching … Continue reading

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‘Moments’ Have you ever felt emptiness? A sense of purposelessness, A sense of wasting everything in each moment Or rather losing nothing but that very moment. When you are not in control of your own It is more painful because … Continue reading

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Global Nutrition Report (GNR) 2016 Calls for Action to Achieve Goal 2 of SDGs

 Image: Creative Commons, Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ Malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges which is staring in the face of humanity today. Why malnutrition should be a concern for every citizen?? The recently released Global Nutrition Report 2016[1] throws light on the … Continue reading

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One-Quarter of UK is Invisible in Brexit

  Image: Creative Commons, Source: http://www.freepik.com Globally and nationally the most important decisions are taken without the most important constituency, children. Entire world has been in the grip of a frenzy about Brexit. Electronic Media, print columnists, social media everybody is … Continue reading

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Busting of Urban Advantage Myth

Urban advantage over rural India is something that we Indians have assumed and lived with for decades. It has always been assumed that cities have better access to services like education, health, sanitation and drinking water as compared to the … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate the Spirit of Rural Indian Women to See Themselves Educated

Our education system may need a lot of improvement but these smiling faces show their spirit and enthusiasm to educate themselves.  © 2016 Farrukh Shah. All Rights Reserved. 2. Though the Right to Education Act, 2009 makes education free and compulsory … Continue reading

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