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Poverty reduction

Duterte to launch family planning measures in the Philippines

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte revealed plans for his population management programme to curb population growth in the country of more than 100 million people,...
Duterte warms up for “bloody presidency” – if elected

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In the first public debate organised among presidential candidates in the Philippines in 24 years, all five candidates on February 21 outlined their programmes...
Cambodia’s poverty rate dropping rapidly

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The United Nations hailed Cambodia for its accomplishments in meeting its Millennium Development Goal targets in 2015. In a recent report, the UN calls...
World Bank grants $390m loan to help reduce poverty in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s central bank and the World Bank have signed a loan agreement worth $390 million to support three projects across the country, including reforms...
Inequality in the Philippines still high, says ADB

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Inequality in the Philippines might have not changed rapidly in the last 20 years, but the gap between the rich and the poor in...
Vietnam’s party chief warns against growing wealth gap

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Vietnam’s economic divide is widening and poses the most worrying threat to the survival of the political regime, said Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu...
Laos to spend $27m to fight rural poverty

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The Lao government approved $27 million for rural development and poverty alleviation for the next fiscal year, the Vientiane Times reported on July 30. The...
Philippines aims to cut poverty by half

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The Philippines hopes to lift millions out of poverty and cut the rate of people living below the poverty threshold by half by 2016,...
ADB’s anti-poverty projects in the Philippines slammed

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Manila-based Asian Development Bank, an institution focused on economic support and poverty eradication in developing Asian countries, has been criticised by its own internal...