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Giving workers their fair share

The pay hike must allow low-wage workers to live above the poverty line. Filipino workers, however, do not live in an ideal world, much less in their …

by · Wednesday, 13 June 2018 · Philippines
Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

(This article was first published on the World Bank’s channel on Medium.com, ‘World of Opportunity’)

If I had to describe my work at its most basic level, I would say I tell stories about aid projects in the Pacific. Yet when I try to dig a bit…

by · Wednesday, 13 June 2018 · Fiji, Oman

Conflicts, Migration, Disasters Increase Child Labor in Agriculture

It also mentioned that efforts to change this order of things face persistent challenges due to rural poverty, the concentration of this type of work in the …

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Turkey

More jobs pushed to address poverty

By Ben R. Rosario. Many Filipino families can cross the poverty line if jobs are created to allow two family members to become breadwinners. This was …

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Philippines
In South Asia, Poor Rural Women Have Begun to Set Up Lucrative New Businesses

In South Asia, Poor Rural Women Have Begun to Set Up Lucrative New Businesses

Across South Asia, our agriculture and rural development projects are helping transform the lives of poor rural women. From daily wage laborers they are now becoming entrepreneurs who generate jobs for others. Over the last decade, these projects have…

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Nepal, Oman

Zamboanga solon urges to remember yesterday’s heroes

… we are fighting against some forces who wish to break up our city, our region and our country and we are fighting against poverty and sovereignty”, …

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Philippines

TUCP: Wage hike in Regions 6, 7 won’t lift workers from poverty

“It is also bound to create more poverty problems caused by migration of workers and their families particularly with the segmentation of wage rates in …

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Philippines
Six ways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investments

Six ways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investments

In 2017, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Sri Lanka grew to over $1,710 billion. But Sri Lanka still has ways to go to attract more FDI. Credit: Shutterstock 

To facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Sri Lanka launched last week a…

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Number of Poor Mexicans Increases

He acknowledged that the number of people in extreme poverty was reduced by three million between 2008 and 2016, but at the same time …

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Turkey
Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Building the skills sector of Bangladesh for the 4th Industrial Revolution

With the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, the landscape of jobs, and the skills required for jobs, are quickly changing around the world. Bangladesh is no exception. Already the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) sector—the leading export sector emplo…

by · Monday, 11 June 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Singapore