• Oct 8, 2011

    Poverty is increasingly recognized as a multidimensional phenomenon, yet its assessment continues to be conducted almost exclusively in terms of income (or expenditure). This practice is prevalent partly because low household incomes are casually associated with other deprivation indicators, such as low levels of literacy and life expectancy.

  • Dec 1, 2010

    Gender and development is a continuing, common and priority concern within the United Nations System. Thus, the preparation of the study, “A Review of the Philippine GAD Budget Policy,” which assesses the implementation of a key gender and development policy of the Philippines at the national level by government departments or agencies is a valuable input to the agenda to mainstream gender equality. The completion of the study is also opportune as the country braces for the final stretch to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

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