Poverty Reduction

  • Policy Study on the Challenges and Responses to Poverty Redection in China's New Stage Policy Study on the Challenges and Responses to Poverty Redection in China's New Stage Sep 10, 2011This report presents the findings and recommendations from policy studies on the challenges and responses to poverty reduction in China at this important juncture of the country's development. This joint research was undertaken over the course of the past year and a half, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC), to inform China's poverty reduction efforts for the next ten years.

  • Case Study of the China Agriculture Special Task Force Case Study of the China Agriculture Special Task Force Dec 5, 2011This 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.

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