The Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database is a platform to share successful models on poverty reduction from both China and the international community. Designed for worldwide users, its systematic presentation of poverty alleviation cases is unprecedented. Applying tree diagrams, it provides a clear depiction of how China and other international bodies address the problem, focusing in particular on cases which are highly replicable in a technical sense. To facilitate social participation, the platform contains a guide to help users upload cases in standard templates.
The Chinese poverty reduction cases are divided into three categories: market-oriented, government-led, and community driven. The international cases are classified as poverty reduction through increasing opportunities, through improving human capital and capacity, and through reducing vulnerability. Each has a set of subcategories.
By analyzing factors that have an impact on poverty reduction, the diagrams extract experience in a more intuitive way, inspiring the international community, the low-income nations in particular, to rapidly grasp specific successful practices, so as to learn from or even replicate the experience. It is hoped that the process will generate new solutions to poverty alleviation problems.
Launched by the Global Poverty Reduction & Inclusive Growth (GPIG) Portal, the database benefits from a strong network of contributors. While the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) takes a lead on the Chinese side by leveraging its own resources and partnering with universities and research institutes, a raft of international organizations also play their part. With main contributions from the World Bank, we build partnerships with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as well. The public are also encouraged to upload cases that could be valuable.
As a systematic project, it is planned to summarize new poverty alleviation strategies, develop new representative cases, and add them to the database on a regular basis in the future. It is expected that, after years of efforts, the database will evolve into a knowledge-sharing center in the fields of poverty reduction and south-south cooperation.
During the startup phase, there could be deficiencies or technical bugs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Should you have suggestions to improve the system, we will be open to any comments and offers of cooperation.