Millennium Development Goal

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INTRODUCTION
Poverty a problem which related to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 is a long time issue which has hunt the world.

Poverty reduction has been central to the World’s Bank missions for the past decades where just between 1990 and 2011 alone, according to the World Bank Group (2015) the number of people living in extreme poverty has halved to around one billion people which also accounts to 14.5 percent of the world’s population. Referring to the latter, an international poverty line of $1.25 a day has been set in order to monitor which corresponds to an average of the national poverty lines of the 15 poorest developing countries. Despite the great achievement made to rduce poverty in the past decades, recently effort aims to
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Through its assistance and programmes, DCD has helped vulnerable people in the country such as providing pension schemes for the aged and the disabled, as well as soughting to reorient the poverty alleviation programmes by laying emphasis on opportunities for income generation, empowerment and security. The approach is to expand the capabilities of the poor through greater access to self-reliance, new skills, services and resources while encouraging and enhancing economic activities to support entrepreneurship and income generation (Brunei Darussalam Country Report, 2011).

Self-reliance Scheme introduced in June 2006, with objective to help alleviate the financial burdens and change the crutch mentality of welfare recipients to reducing their independence on welfare benefits to support their livelihood and by stimulating a culture of self-sustenance. The targeted groups consisting of the poor vulnerable people with limited income; the unemployed and those with limited income-generating skills as well as entrepreneurial willpower will benefit much to this

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