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Pro-Poor Policy Options: Integrated Regional Development & Rural Poverty in China








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    Pro-Poor Policy Options: Village Poverty Reduction cooperatives & Rural Poverty Alleviation in China 2011
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    This policy brief suggests that innovative mutual aid models known as Village Poverty Reduction Funds Cooperatives (VPRC) constitute an effective strategy for reducing persistent rural poverty in China. VPRCs, complemented by public service improvements and integration with other poverty alleviation approaches, create opportunities for improving poor farmers’ livelihoods by facilitating grassroots decision-making regarding the use of government poverty reduction funds.
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    Pro-Poor Policy Options: East-West Pairing-off Cooperation for Poverty Reduction in China 2011
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    This policy brief suggests that innovations focused on standardization, practicability, and operability of east-west pairing-off cooperation can further improve the approach’s impact in reducing persistent poverty in China’s western regions. Begun more than 12 years ago, east-west pairing’s rich experience and results can be further strengthened by creating relevant policies and standards.
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    Pro-Poor Policy Options: Empowering Poor Farmers in Sri Lanka 2011
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    This policy brief addresses empowerment of rural farmers as a strategy to reduce poverty in Sri Lanka. Although Farmers’ Organizations have helped improve rural life, capacity gaps and social environmental challenges remain. To this end, the brief suggests that bolstering investment in irrigation, assessing and empowering Farmers’ Organizations, and promoting private sector involvement in agricultural markets are important strategies for reducing rural poverty in Sri Lanka.

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