Nepal: Figuratively richer

Remittance-based poverty reduction is unsustainable. In Zambia, as rising debt burden has hampered resource allocation in other important public …

by · Friday, 10 July 2020 · Nepal

Pandemic could affect school retention and enrolment rates

“My experience tells me that poverty has a direct bearing on high dropout rates and out-of-school rates among children,” said Babu Ram Poudel, former …

by · Wednesday, 8 July 2020 · Nepal

Putting the MCC in context

… accelerate economic growth, and reduce poverty‘. This would be MCC’s first such ‘compact’ in South Asia, and according to the CEO of the MCC, …

by · Tuesday, 7 July 2020 · Nepal

Protecting the Economically Vulnerable Population

In Nepal, one-fourth of the population lives below the national poverty line (i.e. live on less than $0.5 per day). Given their finite earnings and scarce …

by · Tuesday, 7 July 2020 · Nepal

Family of deceased in dire straits

They stayed in the quarantine facility established in the local Satyabadi Secondary School soon after they reached the district. A family in abject poverty …

by · Friday, 3 July 2020 · Nepal

Accepting this grant is Nepal’s choice but the availability of MCC funding is not open-ended: US

The Nepali-led projects funded by the MCC compact seek to support poverty reduction through the country’s economic growth. While stating that …

by · Monday, 29 June 2020 · Nepal

Urgent action needed to safeguard millions of children’s future, says UNICEF

… and governments must take urgent action to prevent millions of families from slipping back into poverty, UNICEF said in a report released yesterday.

by · Thursday, 25 June 2020 · Nepal

Coronavirus surges in Latin America as deaths surpass 100000

… high poverty levels. Latin America has seen an alarming spike in cases and deaths even as the tide of infection recedes in Europe and parts of Asia.

by · Wednesday, 24 June 2020 · Nepal

As virus spikes, Pakistan says there’s no choice but to open

The number of people living in poverty has risen to 40% from 30% since the pandemic began. Massive job losses could spark unrest, Sharif warned.

by · Monday, 22 June 2020 · Nepal, Pakistan

They can make a difference

It concluded that poverty would have declined by five percent instead of 11 percent if remittances had remained unchanged between the two surveys. In …

by · Monday, 15 June 2020 · Nepal