Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation


  1. To empower rural and urban poor communities to make informed choices for improving their social, economic, and health conditions leading to empowerment, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihood and development initiative;
  2. To facilitate the formulation and implementation of better targeted pro-poor social, education, economic, food and health policies for poverty reduction and district/regional growth and development;
  3. To develop replicable models of social, economic, health, housing and development, programme coverage, and behaviour adoption through demonstration projects;
  4. To develop human, economic, technical and financial technical expertise/knowledge of government and civic society stakeholders at various levels, for better planning and monitoring of rural and urban development programmes; and
  5. To undertake research (applied and conceptual) in alternative models and processes of poverty reduction, and improvement in quality of life.

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