In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
More than 4.4 million poor Filipino families receive regular cash grants from the government to help them make ends meet. But they aren’t getting money for nothing—there is a catch: families only get the cash if their children go to school and get regular health check-ups, and if the parents go to family development sessions every month.
I see dead people. No, I don’t mean ghosts like the ones a young Haley Joel Osment could see in the 1999 hit film The Sixth Sense. I mean actual dead bodies. I see them all the time, victims of the seemingly lawless and definitely dangerous free-for-all that is driving on Cambodia’s national roads.
Challenges and potential solutions for rural Cambodian women seeking financial independence through skills training and public-private partnerships.