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19 | The International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC)

COUNTRIES INVOLVED // China, Africa, Asia and Pacific region and Latin America

CASE STUDY INSTITUTION/S AND AUTHORS // Renmin University (Beijing, China)
Authors: Xiaopeng Pang and Salehuddin Ahmed

What was this activity about?

IPRCC, launched in 2005, is jointly initiated by the Chinese government, the UNDP and other international organizations. It has the Boards of Trustees and Advisors. IPRCC has grown to be one of the flagship organizations in China for South-South Cooperation, through organizing international exchange on experiences in poverty reduction, providing training and consultancy services to professionals involved in poverty reduction worldwide, organizing theoretical and applied research for knowledge building, policy analysis and advocacy, cooperating with international organizations to design and implement poverty reduction programs for specific needs in developing countries. IPRCC has been active with different activities and achieved a number of successes. There are also several development challenges faced by IPRCC to play a role in reducing global poverty.

The goal of the IPRCC case study is to learn and deeply understand about what is happening in South-South Cooperation (SSC), how IPRCC is contributing to enhancement of SSC, and address some of the key challenges relevant for developing good practices in the context of aid effectiveness.

To meet the goal, we used publications, evaluations and reports of IPRCC. We interviewed policy makers, conducted focus group discussion with clients of IPRCC training in Bangladesh. The research protocol and outline of the case study was peer reviewed by two research professionals of the World Bank and Rockefeller Foundation.

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