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Draft of 10-year Karnali development plan unveiled

A target has been set to reduce poverty to 21 percent from 50 per cent of Karnali. Around 50 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line Karnali. The plan was prepared after holding necessary discussions with stakeholders. On an average, 10…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal

Draft of 10-year Karnali development plan unveiled

A target has been set to reduce poverty to 21 percent from 50 per cent of Karnali. Around 50 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line Karnali. The plan was prepared after holding necessary discussions with stakeholders. On an average, 10…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal

Draft of 10-year Karnali development plan unveiled

A target has been set to reduce poverty to 21 percent from 50 per cent of Karnali. Around 50 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line Karnali. The plan was prepared after holding necessary discussions with stakeholders. On an average, 10…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal

Credibility in government

When a grand promise like winning the war against poverty is made with much bombast and bolstered by the infusion of billions in taxpayers’ money but remains unfulfilled at the end of the said official’s term, government gets a bad rap as well. And that is where distrust in government stems from in part: …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Philippines

Cabinet approves 150-billion-baht mid-year budget aimed to boost grassroot economy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained that his government was determined to solve the poverty problem and, hence, decided to approve the mid-year budget so that it would be able to tackle the problem more quickly. He assured that the budget would …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Thailand

Most Americans Didn’t Approve of Martin Luther King Jr. Before His Death, Polls Show

Carson said that King began to lose his momentum as he moved his attention from civil rights in the south to the north— to Chicago to tackle segregation and poverty among black Americans. “It is one thing to talk about the desegregation of the University of Alabama,” he said. “It’s quite another thing to …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Turkey

Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

At the federal level, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently lowered the fee for applicants between 150 and 200 percent of the poverty level. As this research illustrates, however, the financial barrier remains decisive for low-inco…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Turkey

PM wants to transform Vietnam from ‘beautiful girl’ to ‘economic tiger’

The annual incomes of around 200 super-rich people in Vietnam could lift 3.2 million people out of poverty and basically end poverty nationwide, it said. "Super-rich" people are defined as people with investable assets of at least $30 million…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Vietnam

Youths are key to achieving SDGs in Nepal

In order to end poverty, first goal in SDGs, it says that young people can participate in development work and monitor progress, reach out to relevant people and organisations to identify those living in poverty and advocate that resources be directed …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal

Distribution of ID cards for poor under way

The Ministry of Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation (MoCPA) is currently distributing such ID cards to people identified as ‘poor’ in five districts, namely Kailali, Sindhuli, Bajura, Baglung and Rauthat in the first phase. As a part of government’s plan to issue poor identity cards, the government had earlier …

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal