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Palafox: Good urban plan for Marawi to attract investors

“We have to pull Mindanao out of the quagmire of poverty and ignorance. But to do this we have to be united, we have to work the full engagement of the community leaders, government and private to support this initiative from the efforts of the Preside…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Public-private cooperation stressed to meet SDGs

The SDGs, a set of 17 goals, are the United Nations universal call to act against 169 targets to end all sorts of poverty, achieve gender equality and …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Nepal

China’s ‘solution’ to the Rohingya refugee crisis ignores persecution

China’s focus on poverty alleviation as a solution to the refugee crisis is consistent with its interest in infrastructure development, but it ignores …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · China, Thailand

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 are we doing to improve food security in Bhutan?

What are we doing to improve food security in Bhutan?

The Food Security and Agricultural Productivity Project (FSAPP) will directly benefit approximately 10,400 households (52,000 people). Photo Credit: Abimbola Adubi
While Bhutan has seen immense growth along with impressive reductions in poverty, it re…

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Bhutan

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