Last updated at 13:38 BST, Thursday, 20 September 2012

Nepal's poverty battle

Nepal's capital city, Kathmandu

Officials from the government in Nepal are to visit every house in the country. They will collect information to help try to assess who is living below the poverty line and who will be entitled to new subsidies for food, health and education.

In this week's 6 Minute English, Rob and Vera discuss how successful this scheme is likely to be.

This week's question:

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is the poorest country in the World? Is it:

a) The Democratic Republic of Congo

b) Malawi

c) Burkina Faso

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

Listen

Nepal's poverty battle

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Vocabulary

pioneering

new and original

the extent

the amount

data

information

allocated

given an amount of

subsidies

a sum of money from the government or financial support

bias

prejudice in favour or against someone or a group of people

corruption

dishonest conduct by someone in charge or in power, sometimes involving bribery

terrain

an area of land, described with reference to its physical features

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