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Has Bhutan’s growth been jobless?

Has Bhutan’s growth been jobless?

Bhutan continues to maintain solid growth and macroeconomic stability but job creation is lagging; its  youth unemployment rate has increased from 10.7 percent in 2015 to 13.2 percent in 2016. This indicates that high growth has not been able to gener…

by · Wednesday, 18 July 2018 · Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka

Indonesia works to reduce poverty rate

Jakarta (VNA) – The poverty rate in Indonesia declined to 9.8 percent, or nearly 26 million people, of the total population in March 2018 from 10.64 …

by · Tuesday, 17 July 2018 · Indonesia, Vietnam

Asia-Pacific to meet only 1 of 17 development goals

While acknowledging that poverty levels are declining, Unescap said the decline is at a slow pace. This is a concern given that the SDGs, particularly …

by · Tuesday, 17 July 2018 · Philippines

Priority must be non-tertiary education

There is a lot of talk about the widespread poverty in the country; everyone tries to express their own view on how to reduce it. If one examines this …

by · Tuesday, 17 July 2018 · Philippines
Electrocracy in India: power of, by, and for the people

Electrocracy in India: power of, by, and for the people

To boost India’s solar rooftop program, the World Bank has partnered with the Government of India to provide $648 million to place solar panels on rooftops across the country.
Solar energy is not just for the elite and wealthy. Today, with growing num…

by · Monday, 16 July 2018 · India

Poverty in Indonesia Drops to its Lowest Level in 20 Years

Poverty in Indonesia Drops to its Lowest Level in 20 Years … In the first quarter of 2018 the poverty rate in the Asian country reached unprecedented …

by · Monday, 16 July 2018 · Indonesia, Turkey

ADB sees TRAIN law as ‘critical’ to reforming tax system

The government projects GDP growth at 7-8% from 2018-2022, and bring down the poverty rate to 14% from 21.5% in 2015. — Elijah Joseph C.

by · Monday, 16 July 2018 · Philippines

Programs to cut poverty rate to 14 % being pushed by Cabinet

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz. The government remains optimistic in alleviating the lives of six million Filipinos from poverty, which if realized, will result to a …

by · Monday, 16 July 2018 · Philippines

Haitian President Committed to End Poverty

Haitian President Committed to End Poverty … pledged today in a brief tweet to work so that unemployment, hunger and poverty do not go unnoticed.

by · Sunday, 15 July 2018 · Turkey

Less than half of Pinoy workers earn living wage–ADB experts

Less than half of Filipino workers earn a living wage, which prevents families from falling into poverty, according to experts from the Asian …

by · Sunday, 15 July 2018 · Philippines