Poverty Reduction

Many households have an income that is below the poverty norm.

Poverty often results in housing problems.

The General Bureau of Statistics (ABS) noted a 127% increase in the poverty line from 2014 to 2018.

Worldwide, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are currently taken into account.

The first SDG is the ending of poverty everywhere and in all its forms.

A20 states that Suriname is in a fairly good position due to the small scale of the population in order to eradicate poverty.

Some strategies that the party is thinking of are:

1. Formulating a poverty policy based on the views of the party.

A sound poverty policy is of vital importance for the economic and social growth of the country and the people. An effective poverty policy requires policy recognition that requires intensive guidance.

2. Economic growth, where self-sufficiency, self-reliance and entrepreneurship are promoted and encouraged.

3. Focus on empowerment.

Increasing the social capital of people offers perspective. Awareness focused on climate and energy goals, biodiversity and gender inequality. Nationally applicable social protection systems (such as safety, health, etc.) and implement measures for everyone.

4. Social capital - more participation of the citizen - is also crucial for reducing poverty.

A20 is thinking of better accessibility of (neighborhood) facilities and influencing social laws and regulations (youth policy, environmental legislation, parental participation, etc.)

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