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Effective Policies and Experiences for Poverty Reduction in Asia
In light of the new poverty data update, ADB and ADBI will hold a joint workshop to better understand the driving forces behind poverty reduction in the region and explore effective government poverty-reduction policies.
According to ADB's recent poverty data update, Asia and the Pacific region saw a major drop in poverty from 2005-2008. About 150 million people exited extreme poverty during this period-from 903 million in 2005 to 753 million in 2008, lowering the percentage of people living under the extreme poverty line of $1.25 per day from 27% to 22%. Despite the decline in the number of extreme poor, the decline for the moderately poor group (those living on between $1.25 and $2 per day) was marginal-only about 18 million for the region.
The new poverty data highlights challenges facing ADB developing member countries:
Senior government officials
How to Register
By invitation only.
Actively participate in discussions and share views and experiences with others. Collaborate with participants to prepare and make presentations during the course.
ADB Economics and Research Department
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