This year, we published many inspiring and amazing stories that made us fall in love with the world — and this is one our favourites. Click here for the full list. Scattered across the Arabian Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and India, the Maldives present the face of a dreamy, tropical idyll to travellers from all over the world, who fly in to savour picture-perfect coral atolls fringed with white sand, luxurious resorts and world-class water sport. But perhaps no other nation faces an environmental threat quite like the Maldives. But Maldivians are determined to fight back to preserve their existence. Back in , then-president Mohamed Nasheed made global headlines by announcing a plan to buy land elsewhere so his citizens could relocate should islands become submerged.
Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia - Google Книги
This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between and , examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these policies introduced in recent years in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and illustrates the similarities and differences in policy approaches amongst the six countries. The focus is on social policies or policies designed to address poverty and deliver welfare at the level of programming and design, i. It introduces students and researchers in development studies, social policy and South Asian studies to innovative welfare programmes in South Asia and gives a new perspective on the nature and patterns of welfare in South Asia with the view of tackling inequality and promoting well-being.