Young China Scholars Poverty Research Network: A bridge linking China and Canada

July 08, 2011
Kelly Haggart
For the past three years, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), has helped to build a research network on poverty in China – the first of its kind in the world’s fastest-growing economy. 
The goal has been to support promising young scholars and encourage fresh thinking in an area of increasing concern to China: the rising inequality that has accompanied high economic growth.
The achievements are heartening, as a remarkable group of senior Chinese and international economists helps mentor a new generation of scholars undertaking applied research on poverty and inequality in China. 
As China enters the fourth decade of broad economic reforms, research findings and analysis provided by the Young China Scholars Poverty Research Network are helping to inform public policy discussions in China, as well as Canadian interactions with China.
Learn more about this successful Canada-China collaboration: