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Young children pass the time in their riverside shanty town on the banks of the heavily-polluted Ciliwung River. (Dewi Putra/Shutterstock)

What can Indonesia learn from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic?

COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia's positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.
The Canadian tax system can, and should, put more money into the pockets of the country’s most disadvantaged citizens. (Shutterstock)

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

Tax credit refunds are an effective means of ensuring that Canada's poverty gap, now clearly identified, is addressed for low-income families. So what's taking so long?
Mexicans surf the web at a ‘digital village’ in Mexico City in 2015, part of the country’s effort to get all citizens online. AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo

Mexico wants internet access for all. Getting everyone online could reduce poverty, too

Mexico made internet connectivity a constitutional right in 2013, but most poor people still aren't online. Research shows that internet access would give these residents more economic mobility.

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