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Farm distress and unemployment likely key poll plank for Congress in 2019

“The Congress shall focus its poverty alleviation policies on the bottom 30% of the population, irrespective of their social background. Mindful of the fact that some sections of society like scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward castes…

by · Saturday, 17 March 2018 · Turkey

Forests in Morang being managed scientifically

A community forest, however, has to use 35 per cent of the total income for poverty alleviation in the community. Forests, where scientific management has been adopted, are working for poverty alleviation. Of the total 185,500-hectare land, 55,500 hect…

by · Saturday, 17 March 2018 · Nepal

Poverty forcing people to resort to begging: Study

The study claimed that most of them refused the government’s offer of rehabilitation. “Instead, they wanted the government to support them as they were not able to meet their living costs. Begging is not their choice, but compulsion and family poverty pushed them into begging,” it says. The beggars sleep …

by · Saturday, 17 March 2018 · Nepal

La Trinidad as an economic hub | SunStar

The province proved to be least poor with its 9.5 percent poverty incidence in the first semester of 2015. Based on the 2012 Small Area Estimates of poverty released by PSA, the least poor municipalities, including Baguio, are La Trinidad, Itogon, Sabl…

by · Friday, 16 March 2018 · Philippines

Options explored to ease poor’s flight

However, this is not an assurance that individuals or entire families will be lifted from poverty. University of the Philippines School of Statistics Dean Dennis Mapa said the CCT is not enough to keep a family out of poverty, since it only accounts fo…

by · Friday, 16 March 2018 · Philippines

Dak Lak’s aims for poverty rate below 5 percent in 2020

Dak Lak (VNA) – The rate of poor households in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is expected to drop below 5 percent in 2020 under the locality’s master plan on socio-economic development to 2020 with a vision towards 2030. Adjustments and supplements to the master plan have been …

by · Friday, 16 March 2018 · Vietnam

UNC researcher awarded $2.5 million to study stress of poverty on children

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Cathi Propper, Ph.D., an associate research professor, has been awarded a $2.5 million National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) grant to study the link between poverty and developing cognitive processes that facilitate learning, …

by · Thursday, 15 March 2018 · Turkey

Where is the Russian economy headed?

As a result, Russia’s poverty rate, which had fallen from 29 percent in 2000 to 10.7 percent in 2012, inched back up to 13.5 percent in 2016, according to the most recent annual figures. A land of … Rising poverty rates have contributed to the stark contrast between the poor and the rich in the country.

by · Thursday, 15 March 2018 · Turkey

2018 Manitoba budget focused on tax cuts is more like ‘most disappointing ever,’ says CCPA

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s Trump-esque statement that budget 2018 was going to be the “best budget ever” has fallen a bit flat. Instead of a bold plan to deal with climate change, poverty and our crumbling infrastructure, we are presented with two alarmist scenarios to justify further tax cuts and a …

by · Thursday, 15 March 2018 · Turkey

Drought, famine escalate malnutrition in mid-west, far-west

People in Seti and Karnali have been living in conditions of abject poverty as the regions have been hit hard by drought for four years. It has been difficult for people to save the food grains due to widespread famine in the area. As a result, childre…

by · Thursday, 15 March 2018 · Nepal