Reforming fossil fuel subsidies could free up enough funds to finance universal access to water, sanitation, and electricity in many countries, as well as helping to cut global greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Countries such as India, which accounted for nearly a third of the people living in poverty globally, needed to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocated more resources to the extreme
The recent commodity boom has seriously affected South Asia, particularly due to higher food prices and their impact on the welfare of poor and vulnerable populations. This paper describes the food crisis