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Rautahat poorest district in Province 2, policy commission says: According to the report, Mahottari and Sarlahi are the second and third multi-dimensionally poorest districts, respectively, in the province, by Shiva Puri (kp 06/02/2020)

In development and poverty alleviation, every dollar counts: Nepal needs to invest more in data-oriented policy prescription and project evaluation, by Astha Wagle (kp 27/01/2020)

Impoverished families in Sarlahi depend on hay to combat the cold: The westerly wind and the cold wave have adversely affected impoverished settlements in the district, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 19/12/2019)

Poverty reduction is possible: There are ways to reduce poverty. All that Nepal needs is the political will and commitment to change the lives of the poor, by Balkrishna Subedi (rep 23/11/2019)

Poverty Reduction Past Efforts And Future Challenges, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 10/11/2019)

The street is their home: Homelessness has become a recurring problem owing to federal policy failure on poverty issues (kp 28/10/2019)

A harsh winter stares at Kathmandu’s homeless: Even though the prime minister has repeatedly pledged to make Nepal ‘beggar-free’, there are no real plans on how the government will do that, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/10/2019)

Nobel Prize in Economics: Way to alleviate poverty, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 22/10/2019)

After six decades and billions spent poverty alleviation remains a far cry, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 17/10/2019)

MEDPA in crisis: ‘Over 70% multi-billion rupee anti-poverty training went to party henchmen’, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 19/09/2019)

Near Rs 2 billion and 6 yrs later, poverty ID cards still in limbo (rep 07/09/2019)

Poverty Alleviation Fund may get new lease of life: Critics say the move will be against the spirit of federalism and could create confusion and conflict with local governments, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/06/2019)

Only 10 percent of Poor ID cards distributed in seven years: While households not identified as poor have already received their cards, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/05/2019)

Disease, hunger and chronic poverty kill people in Humla: Doctors on the ground say living conditions are terrible in the district, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/05/2019)

People above poverty line benefit from poverty alleviation programs, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/04/2019)

Richest 10 % Nepalis over 26 times wealthier than poorest 40 % (rep 11/01/2019) [see OXFAM report], Costs of inequality: Key among the development challenges facing Nepal is the ever-widening income and wealth gap between the haves and have-nots, by Cecilia Keizer (rep 13/01/2019)

Chepangs have tough time battling winter chills (kp 06/01/2019)

Overlooked: Inequality and poverty go hand-in-hand, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 23/12/2018)

Second phase of poverty survey to be launched, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/11/2018)

Disability and poverty: Breaking the ugly nexus; Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities in Nepal are caught in endless poverty cycle. They need to be  rescued from that trap, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 03/09/2018)

Individuals, organizations to help girl in hardship continue school, by Harikrishna Gautam (rep 24/08/2018)

A schoolgirl writes a painful letter, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 23/08/2018)

Ex-minister, rich landlords listed as poor, by Krishna Oli and Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 13/08/2018), MP demands re-distribution of ID to poor (rep 14/08/2018), top misuse of ID cards meant for poor (rep 14/08/2018)

Achham’s stark reality: Nearly half of population below proverty line: A recent survey finds 10,071 families in the district living in extreme poverty, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/08/2018)

Over 9,000 people in Jumla live below poverty line, survey finds, by LP Devkota (kp 24/07/2018)

Preparation to distribute ID card to poor households in final phase (ht 10/07/2018)

Poverty forcing people to resort to begging: Study (ht 17/03/2018)

Poverty estimates: Robust methodology needed, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 24/01/2018)

Distribution of ID cards for poor under way (ht 16/01/2018)

29 out of 100 people poor: Govt uses Multidimensional Poverty Index to measure national poverty for the first time, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/12/2017), Poverty under multi-dimensional index halved in 8 yrs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/12/2017), Targeting the poor: Reasons for poverty differ across provinces and require distinct intervention efforts (kp 22/12/2017)

A third of migrant households in Sunsari remain poor: Study; It has found that about 30 percent households,  who were previously better off, became rather poorer after migrating overseas (kp 17/12/2017)

Distribution of Poor ID cards starts in 5 districts, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/11/2017)

Income for all: Using the basic income guarantee approach, around Rs 214 billion a year will be needed to uplift the 25.2 percent of our total population still living in poverty, by Bamdev Paudel (rep 25/10/2017)

Nepalis spending 13% of daily income for a food-plate (rep 23/10/2017)

Close to 400k people ‘below poverty line’ (kp 18/10/2017), 71pc of Bajura households below poverty line: Survey; Out of the 21,711  households in the district, 13,619 have been classified as ‘poor’ and 6,393 ‘extreme poor’ within that group (kp 18/10/2017), Multidimensional poverty index in Dec: The MPI captures severe deprivations that each person faces with respect to education, health and living standards (kp 18/10/2017), Far from over: Combating poverty with greater  determination should be a national priority (kp 20/10/2017)

Against poverty: Successive governments have been less and less accountable and more and more extractive, hampering poverty reduction, by Siromani Dhungana (rep 17/10/2017)

Poverty alleviation spending in Panchthar district encouraging (ht 01/08/2017)

Fighting poverty: Challenge is to deliver ‘bikas’ at the doorsteps of extremely poor communities like Chepangs and help transform their lives by involving them at every level, by Bhagirath Yogi (rep 01/08/2017)

Draft social security plan for poor families finalised (kp 29/07/2017)

People living below poverty line to get identity cards (ht 28/07/2017)

Leapfrogging poverty, by Vidyadhar Mallik (nt 14/07/2017)

Debt displacing poor households in Bara (ht 20/06/2017)

‘Over 300,000 households poor in 25 districts’: 18 indicators including ownership of the house, its structure, types of cooking fuel, water and sanitation facilities, household size and ethnicity used to calculate poverty level , by Manish Gautam (kp 16/06/2017)

Nepal has 20-35 percent working poverty: Report; The report states that Nepal has unemployment rate of 4 percent. This is equal to the United States and less than the UK and Germany (rep 17/01/2017) [?]

Poverty alleviation: Thani seeks more teeth for ministry (kp 17/12/2016)

Poor Tarai communities hunt rats for food (ht 05/12/2016)

Needs of the poor: Implement findings; The poor families should be provided identity cards that will enable them to receive ‘social security allowance’ and ‘compulsory health insurance’. This allowance can be used by the poor for total health care, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 01/12/2016)

KMC's urban poverty reduction plans reach nowhere, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 19/11/2016)

Reduced poverty: Much neglected; A progressive distributional policy together with the suitable institutional setups and arrangements at the grassroots for ensuring exclusively the access of poor to social and physical infrastructure as well as financial services is also a necessity, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 11/11/2016)

PAF launches training scheme for urban poor (kp 02/09/2016)

356,418 households identified as poor in first round survey (rep 29/08/2016)

Poverty-disaster nexus: It is the poor and marginalised who bear the brunt of the overall impacts of a calamity, by Suvekshya Gautam (kp 23/08/2016)

Genuinely poor excluded from poverty list, by Jagat Khadka (rep 16/08/2016)

Bonded poverty, by Ekal Silwal (rep 13/08/2016)

Food for thought: Ration card for the poor is a good idea, but it is the implementation that counts (kp 06/07/2016)

Data says half of Jajarkot living below poverty line (ht 13/06/2016)

Woe is us: Nepal is stuck in poverty while the rest of the world has taken a great leap forward, by Shree Prasad Devkota, Shiba Bagale and Shreeya Devkota (kp 24/05/2016)

Poverty increases in quake-hit districts (ht 08/05/2016)

Saptari Dalit families fear destitution (ht 04/05/2016)

Poverty and gender: Households headed by females have a lower poverty rate than those headed by males, by Krishna Kumar Sah (kp 03/05/2016)

Poor show: Nepal has not been able to make sustained progress in bringing down the poverty rate, by Nav Raj Simkhada (kp 29/04/2016)

Govt aims at reducing poverty to below 5pc (kp 01/04/2016)

Poverty rate alarming: Chitra Bahadur KC (ht 08/02/2016)

Bajura plagued by telling poverty (ht 14/09/2015)

Urban poor soar to 15 percent: Survey; The report showed that among the urban poor too there is a high disparity in their distribution in the cities, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/09/2015)

Poverty deprives Chepang women of basic needs, by Pawan Yadav and Pratap Bista (kp 23/07/2015)

‘700,000 pushed to poverty’ (kp 14/06/2015)

Government to conduct recount: The government plans to conduct a recount of poor households in Gorkha, Tanahu, Sindhuli and Ramechhap citing a possible increase in the figure after the quake, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/06/2015)

The poor and poorer: Poverty alleviation programmes and the influx of remittance, are not eliminating poverty; they are simply creating new kinds of poor, by Radha Paudel (kp 24/04/2015)

Poverty falls to 33.1 per cent in six districts (ht 31/03/2015)

Alleviating Poverty, by S. Shrestha (rn 25/01/2015)

Voice from slum: Well-to-do people need to realize that slum dwellers also have rights to basic facilities including right to survive in city, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 13/10/2014)

Number of urban poor hits 7 million (kp 12/09/2014)

Poverty rate goes up in far-west (ht 10/09/2014)

Social security schemes: Poor identity cards will ‘help maintain transparency’ (kp 04/07/2014)

Poor by definition: Policy initiatives for reducing poverty need a multidimensional approach, not just monetary parameters, by Sagun S. Lawoti (kp 18/12/2013)

Poor household survey in Dolpa completed (ht 01/11/2013)

Govt plans to start 2nd phase from Nov end (kp 25/10/2013)

Poverty reduction still a big challenge for govt (ht 19/10/2013)

Urban poor being neglected: Experts (kp 08/10/2013)

Poverty As A Human Rights Issue, by Madhab Regmi (rn 13/09/2013)

Due Recognition: After the implementation of the Poverty Reduction of Informal workers in Solid waste Management sector (PRISM) by Practical Action, informal workers in waste collection have found some recognition and new identity, by Lal Nara Dadci (sp 07/09/2013)

Poverty and food insecurity: Issues that need attention, by Khem Raj Sharma (ht 13/08/2013)

Identification of poor households begins (ht 19/05/2013), First phase of poor household survey over (ht 05/08/2013)

Poverty identity card distribution: Ministry to resume work from Tuesday (kp 26/04/2013)

Nepal made fastest progress in reducing poverty: Oxford study (kp 19/03/2013)

Story of poverty: Poverty reduction is welcome news but how it has been achieved doesn’t leave room for optimism, by Dhiraj Sharma Nyaupane (kp 04/03/2013)

Govt to list poor in Gorkha to issue poverty ID cards (kp 15/01/2013)

Identifying the poor: Dark side of the proposed poverty certificate scheme is uglier than the mainstream intellectuals, experts and policy-makers have imagined, by Lok Nath Bhusal (kp 08/11/2012)

Still poor: Insecure land ownership is the major cause of poverty, social injustice and conflict in Nepal, by Jagat Basnet (kp 18/10/2012)

Poverty ID cards to be issued from Sept 17 (kp 12/09/2012), Poverty ID Card Distribution: Groundwork for first phase to begin today, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/09/2012)

Insurance for poor in offing Final version of regulation ready (ht 05/07/2012)

Intolerable poverty: Ignoring economic injustice carries political risks (kp 21/03/2012), Identification of poor soon: PAF (ht 21/03/2012)

Nepal third poorest in S Asia, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 09/03/2012)

Poverty reduction through foreign employment: Is it really sustainable?, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (kp 02/02/2012)

Poverty up in far-west region (ht 24/01/2012)

Fighting inequality in Nepal: The road to prosperity. OXFAM report, 11 January 2019

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