Poverty Reduction

  • Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy in China May 27, 2016Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy in ChinaThis report believes that China today has the unprecedented opportunity to tap into its expanding non-profit and philanthropic sector. Home to record numbers of billionaires who have started to give back, with more and more corporations investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and with an expanding middle class increasingly aware of environmental and social challenges, China has vast resources to mobilize in support of philanthropy.

  • 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.

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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