What would it take to halve poverty?

Statistics show that the Philippines is unlikely to meet MDG goals on poverty alleviation:

From a statistical standpoint, economists like UA&P Strategic Business Economics Program director Victor Abola said if the country records a 35-percent poverty incidence, it is already “very unlikely” that poverty can be halved by the MDG deadline, which is only five years away.

I think we need to focus less on the deadline, and more on creative ways to boost capacity.  What can we do to create more jobs?  What can we do to create the right sort of jobs?  What can we do to have citizens able to meet the requirements of the 21st century?

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Carmelito

    If I have my way, I would pour money into the economy by way of massive infra structure projects, soft loans to entrepreneurs, etc.. These can create thousands of jobs.