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Low-income baby grants scheme needs fine-tuning

In its attempt to eradicate poverty from Thailand, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has come up with a number of aid schemes for the poor. One of them is the child support grant — a programme that provides a subsidy as basic welfare for newborn babies…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Thailand
Colombo: Beyond concrete and asphalt

Colombo: Beyond concrete and asphalt

To ensure their city remains sustainable, Colombo’s citizens need to co-exist and build harmonious relationships with natural ecosystems and the biodiversity that thrives in them
Protecting nature in Sri Lanka’s capital for resilience and sustainabili…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Sri Lanka
Colombo: Beyond concrete and asphalt

Colombo: Beyond concrete and asphalt

To ensure their city remains sustainable, Colombo’s citizens need to co-exist and build harmonious relationships with natural ecosystems and the biodiversity that thrives in them
Protecting nature in Sri Lanka’s capital for resilience and sustainabili…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Sri Lanka

Conglomerate helping shepherd MSMEs to digital marketplace

“We want to be the operating system of the digital microeconomy. PLDT also wants to contribute in democratizing the economy in digitizing the microdigital microeconomy. It is disrupting poverty in the country,” Orlando Vea, president and CEO of Voyager…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Philippines
“新加坡又如何呢?”——全世界最佳公共住房项目的成功经验

“新加坡又如何呢?”——全世界最佳公共住房项目的成功经验

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随着第九届世界城市论坛在吉隆坡的召开,各国政府在实施《新城市议程》过程中努力解决的难题之一是如何规模化提供优质经济适用房,后者是可持续发展目标11——构建可持续城市和社区的一个关键内容。
 
我从前在拉美地区从事经济适用房相关工作过程中,我们持续向世行借款客户提出的一条意见是:政府部门自身建设和提供住房并不是个好主意。相反,用(已故)世行知名经济学家史蒂文·梅奥的话讲,我们应该使住房市场发挥作用。对此意见,世行借款客户一般会回应说,“那新加坡又如何呢?”,此时我们会说,新加坡案例很…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Singapore

Dope

“Mindset: War Of Poverty” is the promotional song off Lou’s fifth album “Chameleon” under her US-based company, Timeless Entertainment. The song touches on the core elements of patriotism namly hope, love and trust. The final mix of the track was done by Haguy Mizrahi, a top music producer who …

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Philippines

PSC chief talks about leadership, character

Ramirez told some 300 student writers that they may be facing hardships and difficulties in life but they must not complain, saying, “Poverty was a step to a better life. It was difficult and enjoyable. That’s life for me.” The PSC chief is a product of Padada Elementary School in Davao del Sur and completed …

by · Monday, 12 February 2018 · Philippines

Govt boasts of an end to poverty through e-cards

Measures introduced by the government will lift more than 5 million registered poor people above the poverty line, according to a senior Finance Ministry official. Permanent secretary for finance Somchai Sujjaponse said job training and income generate…

by · Monday, 12 February 2018 · Thailand

24 % of the Apartments in Sofia are Uninhabited

The families who are almost under the poverty line or half of all people, 80% of the children under 18 and 595 of those between 16 and 29 live in a home which is considered overcrowded. 82% of the people who are renting their apartment also live with t…

by · Monday, 12 February 2018 · Turkey

24 % of the Apartments in Sofia are Uninhabited

The families who are almost under the poverty line or half of all people, 80% of the children under 18 and 595 of those between 16 and 29 live in a home which is considered overcrowded. 82% of the people who are renting their apartment also live with t…

by · Monday, 12 February 2018 · Turkey