» PAF organized a workshop on "Poverty Issues in Nepal"

Jan 26, 2017 | Events
PAF organized a workshop on
Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), organized a one-day workshop on ‘Poverty Issues in Nepal’ on 20th January 2017 (7th Magh, 2073) at Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu.

The workshop was organized with an aim to initiate a wider discourse on the key issues relating to poverty among policy makers, national and international experts, professionals, practitioners and media. The workshop was divided into the three thematic segments:
 
1. Targeting mechanism for the poor, 
2. Graduation strategy for the poor and their institutions
3. Reaching out the marginalized groups and women.
 
Dr. Swarnim Wagle, the member of the National Planning Commission delivered the key note speech in the programme. He said the country had to make long-term plans to be able to graduate to Developing Country status from its current Least Developed Country (LDC) status by the 2022 deadline. 
 
PAF Executive Director Nahakul KC said the country needed fresh commitment and a consolidated effort to achieve faster economic growth while making further improvement in reducing poverty. The latest three-year 14th periodic plan, which had been delayed because of political and policy instability in the country, envisages reducing the number of people living below the poverty line to 17 percent by Fiscal Year 2018/19 from the current figure of 21.6 percent. 
 
The participants at the programme acknowledged PAF for instigating such discussions and encouraged for its continuation in the future.