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The International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), based in Beijing, was jointly initiated and established by the Chinese government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international organizations in May 2005. The IPRCC is designed to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, information exchange and international collaboration in the areas of poverty reduction and development. Specifically, the Centre’ work is mainly focused on four key areas: research, exchange, training and cooperation. All of these areas aim to optimize poverty reduction policies and strategies through an intensive research programme, facilitating and strengthening international exchange and collaboration by organizing a wide range of activities, and promoting knowledge sharing and South-South learning through organizing a series of training courses. Through these areas, the Centre’s overall goal is to enhance poverty reduction process and contribute to world wide poverty reduction.