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Poverty alleviation

Any development or change that occurs in global economic variables has a direct effect on almost all countries, mostly due to their connectivity and interdependence. Developing countries, which largely depend…

Redefining poverty alleviation goals

‘There is hardly any reason to deny that poverty alleviation programmes in Pakistan need a complete reconstitution, institutional restructuring and most of all making them accountable for their mandate. ‘There…

Poverty alleviation a la Chinese style

Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road initiative (BRI) summit in Beijing titled "Shaping a Brighter Future" reiterated his admiration for China…

Progress Towards Poverty Alleviation

Progress towards poverty alleviation

The Doha trade talks seem to be virtually dead. And with that the hope that the talks would end in an agreement substantially lowering trade barriers leading to mainstreaming of…

Commitment To Poverty Alleviation

Commitment to poverty alleviation

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech 2015-16 maintained that the PML-N government's focus on poverty alleviation is greater than that of the PPP-led coalition government and, as…

Rising poverty

The incidence of poverty has skyrocketed in Pakistan since the Covid-19 pandemic and the disastrous floods of 2022. The years 2019-20 and 2022-23 both saw negative GDP growth. Therefore, since…

The enemy is poverty

While world leaders are busy fighting wars, no one is paying attention to an important cause: alleviating poverty to advance the cause of human development. We need governments to come…

Can a super tax tackle poverty?

The incumbent government has imposed a 10 per cent direct tax in the form of a ‘super tax’ on large-scale profitable industries, and labeled the new levy as a “poverty…

Youth, poverty and mental health

IN Tharparkar recently, a man killed three of his children by throwing them down a well, and then proceeded to take his own life. A report published by the Sindh…