30 Aug 2016

Poor data, handicaps Marshalls' poverty response

From , 3:02 pm on 30 August 2016

Poor statistics in the Marshall Islands are hindering the government's response to poverty.

Estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are often based on figures that are out of date..

But more recent reports have attempted to create a domestic poverty line, giving a clearer idea of who is falling behind.

Our correspondent Giff Johnson told Amy Harrison that poverty is increasingly a problem, despite some organisations claiming that poverty is declining in the Pacific region in general.