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A $650 mn pledge aimed at eradicating extreme hunger by 2030

By Thalif Deen UN, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) – When a coalition of international donors pledged more than $650 million to provide assistance to over 300 million smallholder farmers in developing countries, the primary aim was to help increase agricultural and livestock production besieged by droughts, floods and other natural disasters triggered by climate change– mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and ... Read More »

Why can’t dynamic Asia-Pacific beat poverty?

By Shuvojit Banerjee and Poh Lynn Ng Bangkok, Aug 2019 (IPS) – Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of poor people in the world. Read More »

More than 700mn people still live on less than $1.90 per day

Akihiko Nishio Over the past quarter-century, the world has made enormous advances in the fight against extreme poverty. In that time, more than one billion people have risen out of its deadly grip. While this is a remarkable achievement, more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90-per-day. That’s roughly one in every 10 people on the planet ... Read More »

BD to bring a quarter of population under social safety net

Dhaka, June 13 – The government is going to bring nearly a quarter of the families in the country under the social safety net programmes in the next financial year. The government has planned to allocate Tk. 74,367 crore in the sector, which is 14.21 percent of total budget and 2.58 percent of GDP in the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. In ... Read More »

Poverty forces parents “to sell children” in Gaibandha

Gaibandha, June 9 (UNB) – Day-labourer Habil Mia from Rajbari village in Sundarganj upazila has been suffering from various ailments for a long time but all the while he had to work hard to support a seven-member family. Down by poverty, Habil and his wife finally decided to sell two of their daughters to arrange money to buy a small ... Read More »

Bangladesh launches social security strategy action plan

Dhaka: 05 Nov – The Cabinet Division of the government with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Australian Aid, launched the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) Action Plan on 04 November 2018, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) at the National Conference on Social Security Programme. Read More »

IFAD member states renew vow to reduce hunger, poverty

Rome, 12 Feb – At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in ... Read More »