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, indicating that the benefits of the country’s high growth rate has not trickled down to the countryside.

The National Statistics Coordination Board’s (NSCB) computation of the annual per capita threshold indicated that the poverty incidence and magnitude of poverty has gone from bad to worse.

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