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Has the country’s reported economic growth been inclusive?

iqf-economyIn his 2013 and 2014 State of the Nation Address, President Benigno S. Aquino III highlighted the principle of “inclusive growth” as that which “drives every initiative, every action, and every decision of your government.” To this end, he maintains that the government has invested in providing widespread opportunities to all sectors, especially to the poor and marginalized groups.

In this first issue of Intersect Quick Facts , we present some data about the current situation of the poor, and how the present government has fared in terms of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.


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