Poverty incidence in CAR projects a gradual decrease

The 2012 poverty estimates recently released by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) showed a gradual decrease in the region’s poverty incidence. The 2012 Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) family poverty incidence was estimated at 17. 5 percent which is much lower than the 19.2 percent incidence in 2009. This means the poor families in 2009… Read more »

MPI as a Tool to Measure Poverty Presented in Symposium

A symposium on a new tool to measure poverty incidence titled “What has really happened to poverty in the Philippines?: New measures, evidence, and policy implications” was held last September 2 at the NEDA sa Makati. Organized by the Social Development Staff (SDS) in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the event featured… Read more »

Reducing Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Development

Substantial evidence suggests that slower population growth and investments in reproductive health and HIV prevention (particularly among adolescents), education, women's empowerment and gender equality reduce poverty.  The countries in which poverty levels are the highest are generally those that have the most rapid increases in population and the highest fertility levels. Countries that have reduced… Read more »