Poverty policy and regulation

Poverty reduction

Laos to adopt public-private partnership in poverty reduction

Officials from the Laos government and autonomous organizations have pledged to involve the private sector in poverty reduction programs to ensure its effectiveness and efficiency. The officials were speaking at the 4th ASEAN Forum on Rural Development and Poverty Reduction, which began on 15 October in ...

Cambodian activist wins 'Children's Nobel Prize'

A Cambodian activist who has championed the rights of poor children to get an education was named winner of the World’s Children’s Prize, sometimes called the “Children’s Nobel Prize”. Keep reading ...

Highlands poor households lack clean water despite billions spent

Billions of dong have been poured into clean water supply facilities in the central highlands province of Dak Lak, but locals don’t see any clean water pouring out of their faucets. According to the Dak Lak Rural and Agricultura Development Department, the province has 133 concentrated ...

Laos to highlight progress in MDGs in UN forums in New York

Despite its being a tiny landlocked nation, Laos has made some inroads in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in providing primary healthcare to Laotian mothers and children in the country’s hinterlands. This will be the message that Laos President Choummaly Sayasone will bring to New ...

Time’s up for MDG targets

As the United Nations meets this week to draw up a new set of sustainable development benchmarks, the era of the body’s landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is coming to a close, with some wondering – in spite of gains – what efficacy such targets ...

Thai farmers plea for debt relief if second rice crop again banned

Farmers’ leaders have called for an interest-free debt moratorium of 5-10 years if the government bans the planting of a second rice crop for the third time this year. Thai Farmers Association chairman Wichian Puanglamjiak on 22 September said if the the government asks  farmers to not to plant second-crop ...

Cambodia nearing lower-middle income

Cambodia is expected to reach a GDP per capita of $1,220 this year, putting it on course to being a lower-middle income economy, said Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol. Based on a Ministry of Economy and Finance projection, the figure will be a jump from the 2014 ...

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