It is widely assumed that reducing inequality goes hand-in-hand with poverty reduction – but this is not always the case.
Blog posts on "poverty line"
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
The fruits of Asia's economic growth need to be shared equally, and must be sustained over the longer term. We simply cannot afford to be complacent.
The indicator rather understates the true extent of global poverty.
Asia offers huge untapped opportunities for inclusive business in agribusiness, health, education, and other sectors.
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.