Poverty policy and regulation

Poverty reduction

Survey counts homeless youth

Cambodia’s seven largest urban centres are home to nearly 2,700 homeless adolescents who face numerous health and education-related obstacles, according to a new study by the Cambodian National Institute of Statistics, Columbia University and Friends International. The study is the first in Cambodia to use ...

How much should Vietnamese spend to raise their children?

The well-off are often willing to spend tens of millions of dong for every child, equal to six months of income of many poor people. Thu Mai in Hanoi and her family members are leading good lives thanks to the prosperous business in many fields, from ...

Phuket hospitals rejecting migrant workers’ insurance

Some women are forced to abandon their babies at hospitals as they’re being denied universal health coverage. Financial difficulties in the healthcare system is leading to pregnant migrant workers only in Phuket province being denied access to Universal Coverage health insurance scheme when they deliver babies. Usually ...

Basic education quality project underway in Luang Prabang

The Ministry of Education and Sports and Save the Children are jointly implementing the Basic Education Quality and Access Project in Nambak district, Luang Prabang province. The two year project worth more than 4 billion kip (US$493,812) is being funded by the Australian government and EU ...

Poverty Reduction Fund reports five years of success

Despite poverty reduction activities achieving real success over the past few years, the improvement of behaviour patterns in poor communities in remote areas should continue to be monitored. The lessons learnt from the implementation of poverty reduction projects were discussed at a meeting held in ...

Australian charity to send Northern Territory cattle to Cambodian families

An Australian charity has bought 150 Brahman breeders from a Northern Territory Government research farm to send to Cambodia. Cows for Cambodia loans Cambodian families pregnant cows to look after until they have a calf, which the family keeps as payment. The Northern Territory cattle, ...

Luang Namtha targeting rubber for poverty reduction

Luang Namtha provincial authorities are allowing some poor families to grow rubber trees on their small allotments to discourage illegal plantings in forest conservation areas. An official from the provincial Planning and Investment Department, Mrs Phommy Somboun, told Vientiane Times on January 5 the policy was ...

PM opens new bridges, water supply projects in Huaphan

Seven bridges along Road No. 6A and water supply projects officially opened for use in Huaphan province on December 23, aiming to boost socio-economic development and poverty reduction efforts. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was honoured to open the projects in ceremonies that were attended by ...

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