New climate fund established to help developing countries track climate actions

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has set up a new financial initiative and trust fund to help developing countries monitor and report the progress on their climate actions domestically. GEF established the Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) fund in response to a decision during COP21 in Paris for an urgent reporting-related mechanism, including through

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics The latest data on India's GDP raises more questions than provides answers. [EPW, GDP ]

The latest data on India’s GDP raises more questions than provides answers. The origin of this phrase is shrouded in mystery. American author Mark Twain popularised it and attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli but the sentence, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics,”