Tag Archives: poverty alleviation

Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

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DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has other plans for the country’s environment sector beyond her crackdown on mining companies that violate environmental standards.  Continue reading Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

How to End Hunger

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Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa: Every year, the world produces 356 kg of cereal per person and still 40 million people are die of hunger. Food price rise of 36% in past year takes huge toll on world’s poor. Producing enough food a global population grows is possible, but doing so without existing finite resources, especially water, will be challenge. (World Bank 2011) Photo Credit:Kibae Park/UN Photo

July 29, 2016 — Last September, world leaders made a commitment to end hunger by 2030, as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sounds like a massive undertaking. In fact, the world already produces enough food to feed everyone. So why does the problem persist?  Continue reading How to End Hunger

Data Revolution – Key Challenges in Measuring Progress on the SDGs

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Shachi Somani, the only Indian female cyclist participating in the HERO MTB Challenge 2015 and cyclist Gurman Reen raised a flag to represent Goal 4, Quality Education, in India, to support the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Credit: Ashish Sood

Opportunities and challenges in measuring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

July 9, 2016 — In 2015, the UN, its member states, and millions of citizens around the world came together in an unprecedented way to draw up a “to-do list” for the world – identifying measurable goals and targets for addressing today’s biggest challenges. Known as the Continue reading Data Revolution – Key Challenges in Measuring Progress on the SDGs

Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

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‘RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT.’ President Rodrigo Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016

12 agencies are placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who will have the power to ‘evaluate existing poverty reduction programs’ and streamline them

MANILA, Philippines (July 4, 2016) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first executive order aims to streamline agencies that deal with poverty reduction by placing them under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.  Continue reading Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

Aquino reports CCT gains 7.7M out of poverty

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SUSTAINING CCT. President Benigno Aquino III keynotes the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer in the Philippines at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau
President Benigno Aquino III says the success of the Conditional Cash Transfer program in fighting poverty attests to the wisdom of ‘Daang Matuwid,’ and why this path must be continued by the next leader, hopefully his preferred one

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday, January 13, trumpeted the gains of his administration’s flagship anti-poverty program, saying it has lifted over 7.7 million Filipinos from poverty since he took over in 2010.

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Development without Coal

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January 7, 2016 —When the Paris Climate Summit (and the mutual back-patting) came to a close, politicians and environmentalists around the globe were celebrating the historic deal that was struck on Saturday, December 12th, 2015. Continue reading Development without Coal