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UK austerity detrimental to citizens: UN report

Phillip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published his report after a two-week tour of the country in which he …

by · Friday, 16 November 2018 · Turkey

Bataan Gov Garcia boasts of lowest poverty incidence rate

At the 19th Philippine National Immunization Conference on Thursday in Balanga City, Garcia shared Bataan has the lowest poverty incidence in the …

by · Friday, 16 November 2018 · Philippines
Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

As an early pioneer in the digital economy, Malaysia has many of the building blocks to leapfrog to a new digital future, but the country will need faster Internet to go the next mile. Photo: bigstock/ mast3r

About 20 young women in the eRezeki c…

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · Malaysia, Oman
Brazil’s small farmers offer lessons to India

Brazil’s small farmers offer lessons to India

Angela, on the far left and dressed in red, is a small-holder farmer and entrepreneur in Brazil. She started a banana business that expanded to packed lunches for truckers, college students, and travelers. Credit Priti Kumar/World Bank

“Once,…

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · India

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education – PSA

The Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals cracks in the country’s educational system …

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · Philippines

5 in 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education —statistics body

The MPI measures poverty across four dimensions, namely, education; health and nutrition; housing, water and sanitation; and employment. It seeks …

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · Philippines

Amazon’s NYC home in ‘opportunity zone’ for Trump tax break

Median household income around Amazon’s planned campus is $130,000 a year, poverty is half the city average and new buildings were going up …

by · Wednesday, 14 November 2018 · Philippines

Poverty data vs banking, mobile phones and Internet access

Among the economic phenomena that I am skeptical about is the continued high poverty incidence of the Philippines. I often go to provinces especially …

by · Wednesday, 14 November 2018 · Philippines
An update on Bhutan’s economy

An update on Bhutan’s economy

Accelerating the reform momentum after the 2018 elections is key to consolidating and furthering Bhutan’s development. Credit: World Bank
Bhutan is one of the smallest, but fastest-growing economies in the world.
 
Its annual average economic growth o…

by · Tuesday, 13 November 2018 · Bhutan, India

Rights Watchdog Decries State Of Girls’ Education In Pakistan

A new report by a rights watchdog says political insecurity, insurgent violence, poverty, and state repression in Pakistan have given it one of the …

by · Tuesday, 13 November 2018 · Afghanistan, Pakistan