China: Relocation for poverty alleviation? Professor Mark Wang
Relocation for poverty alleviation? How will Xi Jinping's 'Precise Poverty Alleviation' strategy affect China's poverty alleviation resettlement program?
Professor Mark Wang, University of Melbourne
China’s success in poverty alleviation in the last two decades has attracted worldwide attention, resulting in 800 million people being lifted out of poverty since 1978. The Poverty Alleviation Resettlement (PAR) program has been physically relocating poor rural villagers away from highly impoverished and/or ecologically degraded areas. It has been used as one of the key poverty reduction initiatives. Through this state-led resettlement program, the government aims to improve the living standards and access to infrastructure and services of the rural poor by moving them to more developed areas.