Rwanda’s progress in the fight against poverty has been ranked as the most impactful on the continent since 2005, according to the new African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017

The government aims to reduce extreme poverty, which currently stands at 16 per cent to below nine per cent next year.

The objective of eliminating poverty in all its dimensions such that every citizen has access to a minimum standard of food, education, health, clothing, shelter, transportation and energy has been at the heart of India’s development efforts since Independence.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a new project intended to accelerate poverty fight among Rwanda’s vulnerable families in four districts of the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Projects, 30/03/2017.

Utilising household-level data, this paper investigates the impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on financial inclusion. Exploiting the staggered timing of the roll-out of the programme across districts, while controlling for its non-random implementation, it is found that MGNREGS improves financial access. This is confirmed in simple univariate tests as well as in multivariate regressions that take into account several district- and household-level controls.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has announced that government will set up an Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Project to cater for its one million dollar per constituency promise.

Recent evidence suggests that a significant number of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act workers are not paid at all for their work. An analysis of this phenomenon revealed that the increasing dependence on technology in the implementation of the act is creating new hurdles for wage payments.

A watered-down UBI based upon a dismantling of the existing social welfare schemes would be disastrous. (Editorial)

Lawmakers from Asian and African nations, along with some representatives of international institutes, said on Sunday that they would welcome more cooperation to help the poor, as poverty reduction

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