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Optimism over antipoverty battle

Optimism over antipoverty battle

The government should increase the threshold for safety net schemes in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, a noted economist said yesterday.   About 17.3 percent, or around 25 million, of the country's population still live in extreme poverty, according to the latest Household Income Expenditure Survey. Most of the safety net programmes,...

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