4.5 million Dominicans near poverty line
Melisa Breton and Luciana Mermet of the United Nations Development Program have presented the United Nations Human Development Report, which shows that 4.5 million Dominicans or 45.7% of the population are borderline poor. The report says that 17.1% already live in poverty and 8.8% in extreme poverty. The UNDP defines poverty as living on an income of between US$4 and US$10 a day. The 2015 report is based on 2014 data.
The report looks beyond the country’s high economic growth levels to propose comprehensive policies to meet the human development challenges in line with the 2030 Agenda framework.
Source: DR1, Elcaribe
June 15, 2016
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