Poverty Reduction

  • MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 3: Institutional Coordination and Integrated Decent Work Strategies for Poverty Reduction

    This case study highlights the importance of coherent poverty reduction policies that target the different dimensions of the lives of people living and/or working under impoverished conditions. In this regards, it reviews an innovative poverty reduction policies and coordinate programme implementation through the formation of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Tim Nasional Percepatan Penganggulangan Kemiskinan (TNP2K).

  • MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 4: Scaling up the Women’s Food Processing Home-industry in Indonesia

    This case study brief discusses the success of women processors group in a remote fishing village in Indonesia. Scaling up the home-made seaweed snack for national retails chains increased their income and created more jobs in remote village. Processed food also helps reducing the vulnerability of the poor to economic, food, and nutrition security as the processed food lasts longer and reaches more distant inland communities where high rates of poverty and malnutrition are observed.

  • MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 5: Towards Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh

    This case study brief illustrates how a knowledge-based and inclusive approach can create a shared vision of food and nutrition security that results in national policies, and how the shared vision succeeded in fostering investments to support these policies. The Brief also aims to identify factors that contributed to the success of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme.

  • MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 6: Tobacco Control

    This case study brief discusses multiple implications of tobacco use and production on MDG achievement by bringing a case or Myanmar and Bangladesh. It also discusses alternative cropping as solution for health hazards of the tobacco producers and of the environment and producers' income poverty.

  • Looking Beyond Income Inequality

    This paper argues that for a sustainable solution, there is a need to carefully analyze the prevalent value system of a society, and see whether it encourages a sense of equality between individuals.

Our Work on Poverty Reduction

We work to support countries in in Asia and the Pacific to sustain and accelerate progress on the MDGs, ensuring that growth is inclusive, sustainable and equitable. We focus our efforts on the following key areas:


  • Inclusive Growth
  • Inequality and Social Policies
  • MDG and Post-2015 Development Agenda