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As globalization spreads, few regions stand to lose more than the remote island nations of the Pacific. Living standards in this immense geograhic area have been steadily declining for all but the

Gordon Brown pledged to make the eradication of child poverty a central plank of next year's tough spending round as he used his conference speech to highlight his commitment to Labour's traditional

A new study "District-level Deprivation in the New Millennium" on India's most backward district unveils a shocking litany of poverty, hunger and deprivation that continues to drag India

Poverty is a major national problem and the poverty stricken children need special social, economic and legal protection and support. These innocent children are exploited by the wicked social

Giving a boost to the cause of liberalisation advocates, a paper by the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) has shown that decline in the incidence of poverty in the nineties was greater than that in

World Bank (WB)will provide $112.56 million credit to Chattisgarh's rural poverty project aimed at creating infrastructure and income opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and tribals.

Though poverty eradication is a major objective of the Tenth Five Year Plan, there is no one estimate of how many people in the country are actually below the poverty line. The Centre and the State

Society itself doesn’t care to know about headloading

The poverty ratio in rural areas dropped to nearly half between 1983 and 1999-2000. The proportion of the rural population living below poverty line, estimated at 45.65 per cent, has come down to

Rich countries need to more than double the $16 billion a year they have pledged to aid to help cut poverty around the world by 2015, and poor Asian countries and some African countries are most in