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

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Samuel Freije-Rodriguez

World Bank

Bert Hofman

East Asian Institute; National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Lauren A. Johnston

SOAS University of London

Date Written: December 11, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Freije-Rodriguez, Samuel and Hofman, Bert and Johnston, Lauren A, China’s Economic Reforms, Poverty Reduction, and the Role of the World Bank (December 11, 2019). East Asian Institute Working Paper, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3501983 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3501983

Samuel Freije-Rodriguez

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National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

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Lauren A Johnston

SOAS University of London ( email )

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