A global data enterprise suggested in a post published last week by a US think tank that the share of abjectly poor Kenyans will drop from nearly 21 percent to 4.3 percent in 2030.
Under the new sustainability scheme – which will cost the company $1 billion over 10 years – all the cocoa it buys will be responsibly sourced by 2025, the parent company of M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix said.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will go ahead with its planned nationwide mass mobilisation of workers to protest against the proposed “poverty-level” national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour laws
The U.S. median household income rose to a record last year and the poverty rate fell, as steady economic growth helped improve the lot of more Americans.
While the report shows that there have been increases in sending patterns to almost all regions of the world, the sharp rise over the past decade is in large part due to Asia which has witnessed an 87 per cent increase in remittances.
One in five children live in poverty in Canada, according to Unicef, and a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians open to the idea of basic income
The World Bank projects that the number of people living in poverty fell to 702 million people in 2015, or about 9.6% of the global population.
Poverty Point culture is an archaeological culture that corresponds to an ancient group of indigenous peoples who inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast from about 2200 BC – 700 BC.
The move would result in the city’s first food forest and the largest of its kind in the country.
To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality.
Dove started a Paternity Leave Fund that is trying to raise over $1 million for dads across America over the next two years. The fund will provide fathers who do not have access to paternity leave with $5,000 grants.
Sikkim will provide cash payments to each of its 610,000 citizens — the largest basic income experiment in history.
Microsoft’s money represents the most ambitious effort by a tech company to directly address the inequality that has spread in areas where the industry is concentrated. It will fund construction for homes affordable not only to the company’s own non-tech workers, but also for teachers, firefighters, and other middle- and low-income residents.
In a bid to reduce the energy costs for low income New York households, while also helping to increase access to renewable energy for both renters and homeowners alike, the state is enabling no-cost community solar for up to 10,000 residents.
Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years, according to the latest African Development Bank Country Result Brief.
The report Institute for Policy Studies and the Restaurant Opportunities Center found that job growth at full-service restaurants went up and take-home pay “increased significantly” after New York hiked the tipped minimum from $5 per hour to $7.50 per hour.
If what’s “good enough” to satisfy us is the utter and complete solution of all our problems, then we have committed ourselves to be forever dissatisfied.
Azerbaijan has mobilized all forces to fulfill the tasks set by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
In particular, Uzbekistan intends to reduce poverty. Also, one of the goals of Uzbekistan is to strengthen food security, improve diet.
These are bleak times for many of us — but a lot of things are improving around the world.
I first put pen to paper in the weeks and months directly following the news that I would be a father and I’ve completed the bulk of it in the many months following the birth of my son Owen.
If you were an alien observing humanity for the first time, would you deem this species an abysmal failure or a promising, remarkable work in progress?
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There is more possibility to do bad now than ever. There is also more ability to do good now than ever. Which will we choose? How will our generation be remembered?