The health and cost-of-living crises has disproportionately affected the poor and women in developing Asia, hurting their chances of long-term improvement
Poverty rates in recent years have demonstrated an impressive steady improvement in Bangladesh.
Children huddled in a corner huffing plastic bags is a common sight in Dhaka. Though rehabilitation efforts are needed urgently, the authorities that should be concerned only seem to be shifting the responsibility from one to other, while the children continue to suffer on the streets.
At least five million people in Bangladesh are currently affected by extreme poverty, says Planning Minister MA Mannan.
In material development terms Bangladesh has changed a lot, and has made much progress since I first arrived just over 44 years ago.
It is well known that since the 1980s, Bangladesh has made astonishing progress on a wide variety of development indicators such as reducing the prevalence of extreme hunger and poverty...
The ultra poor generally do not own land and are caught in the low-wage activities of day labourers. They are on the brink of subsistence. And when you are struggling just to maintain your level of subsistence today, you do not have the luxury of worrying too much about—or saving for—tomorrow.
Collaboration among national parliaments is crucial in advancing the vision of a poverty-free South Asia pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Speakers of South Asian countries at a high-level meeting in Dhaka today.
The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam says, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.