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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

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

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

‘Shift to federalism, a jump from frying pan to the fire’

A shift to federalism may not resolve poverty issues prevailing in developing countries like the Philippines, according to a discussion paper released …

by · Monday, 12 November 2018 · Philippines

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

… rises in family incomes and the development of public infrastructure, there are concerns that a population boom may deepen poverty levels for many …

by · Monday, 12 November 2018 · Philippines

Long-term agri productivity gap: The major cause of poverty

Why is national poverty incidence in the Philippines more than twice that of ASEAN peers — Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam? It is even …

by · Monday, 12 November 2018 · Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam