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Expect positive changes in next poverty report

August 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Fiji has done a lot to improve the standard of living of those in rural communities.

Labour Minister Jone Usamate made the comments in response to a report released by Dr Warden Narsey this week.

The report that we saw from Dr Narsey quoted figures from 2008 and 2009. It will be interesting to see what the impacts of all of these developments are since 2010 and 2011. Because I believe that in the establishments of small and micro enterprise developments in Vanua Levu, there’s been a 1005 established over the last two years, so the impact of that has not actually been captured in this report.

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Usamate goes on to say that over the last 3 years, government has introduced numerous incentives which also haven’t been included in the report and may have a huge influence in the next report on poverty alleviation in Fiji.

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