Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Almas Heshmati, Esfandiar Maasoumi, Guanghua Wan
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Poverty Alleviation with Microfinance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mohshin Habib, Christine Jubb
      Pages 11-30 Open Access
  4. Climate Change, Disaster Management and Poverty Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Saibal Kar, Nimai Das
      Pages 55-76 Open Access
  5. Urban Poverty Reduction Policies

  6. Rural Poverty Reduction Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Muhammad Badiuzzaman, Syed Mansoob Murshed
      Pages 145-162 Open Access
  7. Dimensions of Poverty and Its Reductions

  8. Sustainability in Poverty Reduction

  9. Alleviation of Poverty in Asia and the Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Nathapornpan Piyaareekul Uttama
      Pages 281-298 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-314

About this book


This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment of poverty strategies and policies; the role of government, NGOs and other institutions in poverty reduction; rural-urban migration and poverty; vulnerability to poverty; breakdown of poverty into chronic and transitory components; and a comparative study on poverty issues in Asia and other regions. The book will appeal to all those interested in economic development, resources, policies and economic welfare and growth.


'RAY' Housing Scheme in India Agricultural Production and Poverty in India Climate Change and Poverty in Bangladesh Climate Change and Poverty in India Climate Change, Disaster Management and Poverty Reduction Crop Diversification and Poverty in Rural India Dimensions of Poverty and its Reductions in Asia Disaster management and poverty in Bangladesh Economic class Segregation in Developing Asia Economic class Segregation in the Pacific Foreign Direct Investment and Poverty in Southeast Foreign labour migration in Nepal Housing Poverty in Urban India Inequality in Urban India Non-Income Dimensions and Poverty in India Out-Migration and remittances in Nepal Poverty Alleviation in Asia and the Pacific Poverty Alleviation in Developing Asia Poverty Alleviation with Microfinance in Asia Poverty Reduction Policies in Developing Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Almas Heshmati
    • 1
  • Esfandiar Maasoumi
    • 2
  • Guanghua Wan
    • 3
  1. 1.Sogang UniversitySeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Asian Development BankManilaPhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Asian Development Bank 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-419-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-420-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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