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Poverty reduction and social protection

The whole debate on whether Pakistan should have a lockdown or not revolved around the lack of the government’s willingness to offer social protection to the poor after the one-time…

Poverty Reduction Via Growth Drivers

Poverty reduction via growth drivers

With the passage of time, Economists have developed various indicators to measure the economic growth in a country. However, with all the research that has been undertaken, poverty continues to…

In the pit of poverty

When Malik Meraj Khalid became caretaker prime minister in November 1997, he had his first close encounter with the prime minister’s house in Islamabad. And his experience, in a sense,…

Inequality, poverty, and austerity–I

Two reports recently released clearly indicate that in the wake of pandemic, not only has progress on sustainable development goals (SDGs) overall slowed down significantly, the very first goal in…

Growth and poverty

What is the relationship of economic growth with poverty reduction? Answers to this question may not fall under the ambit of any conclusive construct, but there are a number of…

Corruption-poverty nexus

Goal 16 of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs) makes the case that fighting corruption is at the heart of delivering a better world. Transparency International (IT), according to its…

Tackling poverty

One of the key questions today is what has happened to the incidence of poverty in 2020-21, a year which is new recognized as a year of recovery post-COVID-19? The…

Poverty and the budget

Low economic growth, resulting from contractionary fiscal stabilisation policies, is a serious issue – but it is far overshadowed by debilitating poverty and unemployment. An unemployment rate of 4.5 percent…

Poverty wages

Ending enhanced unemployment benefits has become the signature economic agenda for the GOP, a party with little else to promote. Unfortunately the largely low-key response of the President on this…