China’s Economic Reforms, Poverty Reduction, and the Role of the World Bank
East Asian Institute Working Paper, 2019
73 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 11, 2019
This paper reviews the extraordinary reduction of poverty in China over the past 40 years. It records the key economic and poverty-specific reforms that fueled the rapid growth that enabled more than 800 million people to exit extreme poverty and documents a chronology increasingly targeted policies. It records the contribution made by the World Bank to China’s extraordinary contemporary success.
Keywords: Poverty reduction, China, Economic development
JEL Classification: N15, O10, O15, O53
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