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Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

‘Filipino poverty a challenge to Christians’

For the Catholic Church, the report saying Filipinos are among those living below the international poverty line is a challenge to everyone especially to Christians. Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tirona, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Grand plans mean little to the poor

There is a growing disconnect between government and citizens, made greater when Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, the economy tsar, said he could wipe out poverty in a year. (Bangkok Post file photo). – +. If the government is not suffering f…

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Thailand

What does 6.9% economic growth mean for ordinary people?

Could it be that the Philippines will finally go the way of Vietnam, which dramatically reduced its poverty rate from 58 percent to 29 percent between …

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Philippines, Vietnam

Vietnam urges building of vision for responsible ASEM

The official also suggested the collaboration cover sustainable and inclusive growth, poverty eradication, climate change, disaster risk reduction, sustainable management of natural resources, food – water – energy security, and development of global v…

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Vietnam

Report: Poorest people in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia

An estimated 36 million people in the region are living below the poverty line – almost 90 percent of them in the country and in neighboring Indonesia.

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Asia-Pacific forest and farm producers pivotal to improving smallholder livelihoods

“Producer organisations are strategic partners for FAO in achieving its mandate and SDG targets on food security and poverty reduction,” said Xiaojie Fan, FAO representative in Myanmar. “FAO supports existing dynamics in countries, by strengthening producer organizations’ capacities at global, …

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Myanmar, Philippines

Hongkongers living in poverty increases to highest number ever: gov’t report

Released last week, the 2016 edition of the Hong Kong Poverty Situation report, shows that, based on income, 1,352,000 Hongkongers (582,000 households) live under the poverty line, resulting in a poverty rate of 19.9 percent. The figure, in real terms,…

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Hong Kong, Thailand