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?