Although the absolute number of poor people in the world has declined significantly in recent decades, poverty reduction continues to be a very important issue. There still are very large numbers of poor people, relative poverty is an increasingly concerning problem, and progress on poverty reduction varies enormously from one part of the world to another. Factors contributing to poverty reduction include economic growth, economic integration, and specific poverty-reduction programs, which are often initiated by Western countries. This book considers poverty reduction from a global perspective. Development and Poverty Reduction looks at a wide range of specific subjects, across all continents. It highlights in particular how the issues are perceived from a non-Western perspective and especially how the rise of China is both having a profound impact on poverty reduction globally and also changing the overall way in which development and poverty reduction are approached.

part I|2 pages

Background discussions

chapter 1|13 pages


Poverty reduction in comparative perspective
ByYongnian Zheng, Jiwei Qian

chapter 2|17 pages

The state and development

The two political economy models of China and the West 1
ByYongnian Zheng

part II|2 pages


chapter 3|18 pages

Poverty in the US and its causes

ByDouglas J. Besharov, Douglas M. Call

part III|2 pages


chapter 4|52 pages

Development and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

ByTony Addison, Ville Pikkarainen, Risto Rönkkö, Finn Tarp

chapter 5|24 pages

An overview of recent trends in official development assistance

Contradictory new directions in the relationship between DAC donors and China
ByMark McQuinn

chapter 6|14 pages

Africa’s quest for poverty alleviation

Lessons from and reflections on the role of China
ByHumphrey P. B. Moshi

chapter 7|30 pages

Strengthening Sino-African poverty alleviation collaboration through knowledge sharing

ByMichael Mitchell Omoruyi Ehizuelen

part IV|2 pages

Southeast Asia

chapter 8|33 pages

Poverty reduction experiences of Southeast Asian countries

ByPeter Warr

chapter 9|21 pages

Economic development and poverty reduction in Southeast Asia 1

ByYap Kioe Sheng

part V|2 pages

East Asia

chapter 11|12 pages

Poverty reduction in East Asia

A continuing development challenge
ByJohn Wong

chapter 13|19 pages

The urban informal sector and development in China

Institutions and feedback effects
ByJiwei Qian