Poverty Reduction

  • Analysis for An Equitable and Sustainable Welfare SystemDec 2, 2015Analysis for An Equitable and Sustainable Welfare SystemThis report focuses on several selected public service and social security programmes that are closely related to China’s current socio-economic development and are given priority in policy considerations. These include compulsory education, health care, old-age pension and social assistance.

  • 2013 IPF Background Report on UrbanizationNov 5, 20132013 IPF Background Report on UrbanizationThis paper describes the scale and nature of urban poverty in low- and middle-income nations and summarizes the different approaches that have been tried to reduce it. It draws on the literature not only on poverty but also on deprivations associated with poverty – poor quality housing conditions, health risks and lack of access to basic services, rule of law and voice.

  • Executive Summary: The Turning Period of China's Income DistributionMar 1, 2013Executive Summary: The Turning Period of China's Income DistributionChina 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.

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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