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Rising poverty crisis

Poverty is about not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter. The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way: “Poverty is Hunger”. These are all costs of being poor. Essentially, poverty refers to lacking

Pakistan, UNDP to work on poverty alleviation, achievement of SDGs

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that poverty alleviation and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was important part of the present government’s priorities. The foreign minister expressed these views while talking to Resident Representative of the United

Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty being observed today

NEW YORK: International Day for Eradication of Poverty is being observed around the world to raise awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution particularly in developing countries. This year’s theme of the day is “Acting together to achieve

Extreme poverty to rise for the first time in two decades: World Bank

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has warned that extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, compounding by the coronavirus, conflict and climate change. The pandemic coronavirus is expected to push up

Economic desparity and poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the world, causing deaths, illness and economic despair. It has not been ascertained how the deadly virus is impacting world economies. This requires assumptions on how to forecast growth and its impact

Web Portals in Pakistan: a solution to economic crisis?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the ‘Data4Pakistan Portal’ which is part of the government’s flagship Ehsaas initiative and has been developed in collaboration with the World Bank. What is Data4Pakistan portal? The portal aims at providing the public with

PM launches ‘Data4Pakistan’ web portal to alleviate poverty

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday launched the Data4Pakistan Portal aimed at providing the public with access to poverty estimates for every district along with development and policy indicators. Addressing the launching ceremony, the prime minister expressed the government’s

Nishtar, DG FAO explore ways to drive forward Ehsaas programme

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar, welcomed the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr Qu Dongyu, and his delegation to Ehsaas Secretariat to explore collaborations for the

Global Hunger Index reveals India is hungrier than Pakistan

Global Hunger Index revealed that the BJP-ruled country is hungrier than Pakistan. An aid agency, Concern Worldwide, compiled a report on countries that are fighting hunger and poverty across the globe. The list carries the names of 117 countries and

President says state responsible for protection of underprivileged

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday reaffirmed that the government is working on poverty alleviation, and the protection of underprivileged segments of the society is main responsibility of the state. The president, while addressing a ceremony of Saylani Welfare

Alleviating poverty through Bill Gates

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ambitious poverty alleviation programme has received a huge boost. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have agreed to provide $200 million to support the government’s plan. This hefty amount would be spent in 2020 on over

Gates foundation signs MOU with Pakistan to reduce poverty

NEW YORK: The Gates Foundation has on Wednesday has pledged $200 million to Pakistan’s Ehsaas program.  The Gates called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York and discussed the poverty alleviation project. “Ehsaas is the biggest anti-poverty project, it