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News | Poverty Asia - Part 114

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Over 4 billion receive ineffective social protection: ILO

Currently, half of Korea’s population aged 65 and over lives in relative poverty, nearly four times higher than the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development average of 13 per cent. There are three different types of pension incomes that those aged 65 or older can receive: social welfare, …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Korea, Thailand

DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Turalde-Jarabe was at the hearing of the House poverty alleviation committee on the institutionalization of 4Ps. The suspension of new applications has been in place since July 2016 when then-Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo ordered a review of the government’s flagship anti-poverty program …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Philippines

DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Turalde-Jarabe was at the hearing of the House poverty alleviation committee on the institutionalization of 4Ps. The suspension of new applications has been in place since July 2016 when then-Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo ordered a review of the government’s flagship anti-poverty program …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Philippines

World Bank says more needed to end poverty in Kingdom

Cambodia may have reduced its levels of extreme poverty to the single-digits, but its middle class is nearly nonexistent and approximately half of its population remains highly susceptible to economic shocks, according to a World Bank report released y…

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia

Second phase of welfare plan heads for cabinet

The second phase of the government’s welfare and subsidy scheme, aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty, is set to seek the cabinet’s …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Thailand

The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma

The kids, from Madison and its environs, ranged from middle-class children who had experienced no trauma to kids who had dealt with extreme circumstances like abuse or a parent killed by gunfire. Extreme poverty tends to be associated with these trauma…

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Afghanistan

Finance ministry moves closer to finalising poverty aid measures

The planned measures would adopt a Chinese model under which poverty is tackled by giving individuals access to financial education amid efforts to …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Thailand

New policies needed for inclusive growth

“It’s a historic achievement that nearly a billion people in East Asia moved out of extreme poverty in just one generation,” said Victoria Kwakwa, World …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace to the poor: It’s just inflation…

The average household needs at least P5,000 a month for food to be considered above the food poverty line. The latest survey findings mean that …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace to the poor: It’s just inflation…

The average household needs at least P5,000 a month for food to be considered above the food poverty line. The latest survey findings mean that …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Philippines