Cordillera RDC official expresses support on PNoy’s dev't goals and programs

By Carlito C. Dar/PIA-CAR Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) Co-chair Dr. Virgilio Bautista attested to the country’s development and the achievements under President Benigno S. Aquino III’s 25 months in office. According to Bautista, the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday was comprehensive with credible statistics and also gave a good idea of more… Read more »

Cordillera RDC official expresses support on PNoy’s dev’t goals and programs

By Carlito C. Dar/PIA-CAR Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) Co-chair Dr. Virgilio Bautista attested to the country’s development and the achievements under President Benigno S. Aquino III’s 25 months in office. According to Bautista, the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday was comprehensive with credible statistics and also gave a good idea of more… Read more »

Chronic poverty: meanings and analytical frameworks

Chronic Poverty: Meanings and Analytical Frameworks (Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 2) By: David Hulme (University of Manchester – Institute for Development Policy and Management), Karen Moore (Chronic Poverty Research Centre), Andrew Shepherd (Overseas Development Institute) This paper provides an overview of the meaning of ‘chronic poverty’, and identifies frameworks for analysing it.… Read more »

Integrating gender into poverty reduction strategies

Worldwide, 1.3 billion people are living in extreme poverty. Most of them are women. The international community has thus come to realize in recent years that political, economic, and cultural discrimination against women constitutes a central obstacle to social development. Read more here.

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 »

Can we beat poverty?

By Jose Eliseo M. Rocamora, Posted at the Inquirer.Net/December 10, 2011 The depth of poverty in the Philippines will require efforts on a massive scale. A multidimensional approach grounded in economic growth and its distribution will therefore be needed to effectively reduce poverty. The participation of all stakeholders – local governments and government agencies, the… Read more »

Poverty is worsening in Cordillera — NSCB

By Dexter See, posted at Poverty News Blog/March 14, 2008 The country’s 7.3 percent growth rate last year and the implementation of poverty-alleviation projects have not helped improve the poverty situation in the Cordillera in the past three years. This assessment loomed after it was reported that the poverty incidence in the Cordillera has worsened,… Read more »