Manila based multi-lateral funding body Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it would realign its operations in the Asia-Pacific region to give a thrust to inclusiveness, saying the region

A sum of Rs94.977 billion have been spent on alleviation of poverty from the country from the year 2008 to 2013, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatisation Muhamm

Bangladesh has launched the third phase of 'Sharique', a programme for promoting local governance with assistance from Switzerland with an particular objective of fighting poverty, reports BSS.

With the appointment of community organizers in state municipal councils, plans are afoot to set up women run self-help groups for door-to-door collection of garbage, its segregation and recycling.

The rural development ministry has come out with a new base and revised index for determining wages under its flagship rural job guarantee scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

Focusing on the productivity of the agricultural sector to lift the incomes of smallholder farmers is one of the most direct routes to addressing rural poverty and India can raise farm yields by rebalancing investment and making targeted reforms in the agricultural sector says this new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) has selected six union councils here for work for poverty alleviation with the financial assistance of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF).

The consistent official methodology and Pakistan Living Standards Measurement (PLSM) Survey data have registered a decline in poverty headcount from 34.5% to 12.4 % in ten years.

The government would prepare a database for the people and their households by conducting a census aimed at identifying the real status of their poverty, officials said Monday.

According to this OXFAM working paper, the economic inequality is rapidly increasing in the majority of countries. The wealth of the world is divided in two: almost half going to the richest one percent; the other half to the remaining 99 percent. Read the text.