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MDG 1 in the Philippines: Setting the Scores Right and Achieving the Targets

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  • Arsenio M. Balisacan

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    (School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman)

The official poverty data fall short of properly informing public policy and governance concerning the progress, or lack of it, in achieving the country’s commitment of halving, between 1990 and 2015, the incidence of poverty and hunger. Imposing consistency in poverty estimation shows that the poverty trend is actually even more alarming than what the official data depict. "Business as usual" keeps the country from achieving the MDG 1 targets. Meeting the huge policy challenge of poverty reduction requires nothing less than rapid but sustained and inclusive growth.

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Paper provided by University of the Philippines School of Economics in its series UP School of Economics Discussion Papers with number 201009.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
Publication status: Published as UPSE Discussion Paper No. 2010-09, October 2010
Handle: RePEc:phs:dpaper:201009
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  8. World Bank, 2009. "Land Reform, Rural Development, and Poverty in the Philippines : Revisiting the Agenda," World Bank Other Operational Studies 18545, The World Bank.
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