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.

German Ambassador has promised that his government would provide a €6.6 million grant to strengthen the health insurance initiative of BISP.

BANK Alfalah and Acumen have partnered to launch a program entitled ‘Eradicating Poverty through Entrepreneurship in Pakistan’, based on a USD 40,000 grant as part of the Bank’s CSR program.

Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee Draft Election Manifesto 2013. The Election Manifesto states "The Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee, in its Manifesto for Mizoram Assembly Elections in 2008, made a number of promises to the people of Mizoram.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $430 million equivalent loan to expand and strengthen Pakistan’s national social safety net programme, which is helping to lift millions of families ou

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.

Praise comes five years after it described the programme as a ‘policy barrier’ to economic development and poverty alleviation

For the beleaguered UPA government, here are some words of praise. The flagship rural employment guarantee scheme has comes in for praise from the World Bank, five years after it described the programme as “policy barrier” to economic development and poverty alleviation.

India’s sheer size and poverty have meant that addressing the needs of its hundreds of millions of poor and vulnerable citizens has preoccupied Indian policymakers since independence. Unsurprisingly, the mix of strategies, the resulting policy instruments to undergird them and their relative effectiveness have been a matter of contentious debate.

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