Description and purpose
ADB and the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) will host an international policy workshop on rural-urban poverty linkages. The workshop will discuss different decentralization models for urbanization and their impact on poverty and inclusiveness. It will focus on three geographical dimensions of poverty linkages:
- rural-urban poverty linkages in urban villages in the megacities,
- rural-urban poverty linkages in peri-urban areas, and
- rural-urban poverty linkages in smaller towns.
The workshop will come up with policy recommendations for the People's Republic of China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020), and with suggestions to address inequalities through megacity development in Asia.
About 70 participants from selected Asian countries (Cambodia, People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, the Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Viet Nam) will share knowledge and experience among policy makers, researchers and development practitioners.