International Policy Workshop on Urban Poverty and Inclusive Cities

Over the past 2 decades, the economies of many developing countries have grown substantially, graduating from low-income countries to middle-income countries. Nevertheless, while GDP has increased, the challenge of making growth more inclusive, especially for the vulnerable poor (i.e. those under the $2 poverty line) remains. The international workshop brought together more than 120 experts from Asian central and local governments, think tanks, universities, and development partners from 14 countries to discuss issues and challenges related to urban poverty, the role of floating populations and rural–urban linkages for inclusive urban-development strategies. Selected international case studies were presented, and policy challenges, and suggestions for the PRC were discussed.