Poverty Reduction

  • 2013 IPF Background Report on Urbanization2013 IPF Background Report on UrbanizationNov 5, 2013This 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.

  • Conference Report Middle Income Countries' Development Cooperation Experience ExchangeConference Report Middle Income Countries' Development Cooperation Experience ExchangeJan 31, 2013The 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.

  • 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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