Persistent hunger and pervasive malnutrition are serious problems in the developing world. Recent literature suggests that well-designed public policies towards provisioning of social protection/security and strengthening of support measures to smallholder agriculture appear to be effective in reducing hunger and malnutrition.

A taskforce set up by Niti Aayog on eliminating poverty released its report dealing in detail on how key government initiatives can contribute to uplift of poor, but stopped short of determining the poverty line as practised traditionally.

What impact has the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission had on the resources and spending of state governments? Does it necessarily have to lead to a decline in outlays in the social sector? An illustrative and preliminary exercise for Bihar.

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) – China aims to lift over 10 million rural people out of poverty in 2016, so as to make a good start for the next five years, according to a poverty relief meeting on Thursd

The enduring equity-efficiency debate on India’s food policy revolves around two key issues—leakage of cereal grains from the system, and reduction in benefits at the extensive margin to reduce the fiscal burden. Using descriptive analysis and costing techniques, it is found that the public distribution system works well in regions with low market access, high cereal prices, and high poverty. It protects households from inflation through a price ceiling that automatically adjusts the value of the real implicit transfer. However, the biggest weakness is its one-size-fits-all approach.

The World Country Manager in Sierra Leone Parminder Brar has announced a $44.3 million for Sierra Leone.Brar said $30 million will go to budget support while $14 million is for the Bank’s cash tran

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds Utilization Under Poverty Alleviation Programmes, 10/12/2015. This Ministry is implementing National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) with the objective of reducing poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households. The Mission envisages universal Social Mobilization of urban poor into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and their federations. TheState/UT wise funds released and utilized under NULM during the last two years is at Annexure.

BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council released a poverty alleviation instruction on Monday.

The top leadership of the Communist Party of China pledged on Monday to increase its efforts to eliminate poverty in rural areas and defeat regional poverty by 2020.

The Marshall Plan to address the issue of poverty is a clear sign that the Government is committed to eradicate absolute poverty said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Inter