Poverty Reduction

  • Executive Summary: The Turning Period of China's Income DistributionExecutive Summary: The Turning Period of China's Income DistributionMar 1, 2013
    China has seen remarkable progress in its economic growth since reform and opening up began. Still, as impressive as this transformation has been, growth has come at a considerable cost to income distribution between the rich and poor. As a result income distribution has remained at the centre of public policy research.

  • Conference Report Middle Income Countries' Development Cooperation Experience ExchangeConference Report Middle Income Countries' Development Cooperation Experience ExchangeJan 31, 2013
    The conference ‘Middle Income Countries’ Development Cooperation Experience Exchange’ was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and UNDP China, in Beijing 17–18 January 2013. The conference brought together participants from 15 countries, with an even balance of representatives from governments and civil society organisations/academia.

  • Case Study of the China Agriculture Special Task Force Case Study of the China Agriculture Special Task Force Dec 5, 2011
    This case study of the China Agriculture Special Task Force (AESTF) is one of a series of case studies on scaling up local innovations for poverty reduction. The China Agriculture Special Task Force (AESTF) uses demand-driven and market-oriented mechanisms to link farmers more directly to improved technology, new business models and product markets for income generation and sustainable livelihood improvement.

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

UNDP works to assist the government in ensuring that the benefits of China’s rapid advances in so many areas are enjoyed by all. UNDP’s approach emphasises tackling the causes of poverty, rather than merely alleviating its symptoms, and influencing attitudes among stakeholders accordingly. We also seek to ensure that cultural identity is preserved, finding solutions that allow those living in poverty to take advantage of their heritage to improve their livelihoods, rather than sacrifice it.

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