Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices (Second Call)

By April 9, 2020 News

I. Background

The Global Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Portal (GPIG) is a knowledge sharing platform that specializes in policy research, country profiles and news on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. Initiated by the World Bank (WB) and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), GPIG is co-hosted by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the China Internet Information Center (CIIC). Since its launch in May 2016, GPIG has created a network of more than 40 international policy research institutes, think tanks, universities and organizations in the pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In May 2017, GPIG launched its knowledge sharing database, the Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database. The database enables the sharing of information concerning successful poverty reduction models and initiatives from both China and the international community. Designed for worldwide users, the database presents poverty reduction cases along with relevant research, studies, policies and laws.

In May 2018, WB, ADB, IPRCC, CIIC, and the three Rome-based Agencies of the United Nations (RBAs)—Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP)—jointly launched the first “Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices.” Its broader goal is to enrich and improve the content quality of the database, promote the development and sharing of poverty alleviation knowledge worldwide, and forge close partnerships. The solicitation has received a total of 820 case studies, of which 645 submissions are from government agencies, enterprises and individuals in China and 175 are international cases submitted by international organizations including WB, FAO, WFP, IFAD, ADB, The University of Oxford, and the Takushoku University in Japan. These cases cover more than 30 countries, including Brazil, Philippines, Colombia, Haiti and Pakistan.

A total of 110 poverty reduction case studies were then selected by a jury made up of representatives from the seven hosting organizations. The final list was decided based on discussions and evaluation during three review meetings and published during the 2019 China Poverty Reduction International Forum.

II. Objective

The activity aims to enrich and improve the content quality of the Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database, make better use of best poverty reduction case studies as carriers of practical experiences, and promote South-South Cooperation in the area of poverty alleviation through knowledge sharing and innovative partnerships.

The Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices (Second Call) will be launched based on successful experiences of the first event, seeking for more poverty reduction case studies worldwide. The hosting organizations will jointly review these cases to select the best ones. All the selected case studies will be rewritten and translated according to international custom and standards. About 100 best case studies are expected to be published in 2020, and will be shared and promoted around the world.

III. Hosted by:

  • Asian Development Bank
  • China Internet Information Center
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • International Poverty Reduction Center in China
  • World Bank
  • World Food Programme

IV. Campaign Runtime

October 16, 2019 to June 30, 2020

V. Participants

Worldwide organizations and individuals involved in poverty reduction

VI. Content Requirement

The case studies have to represent successful stories relevant specifically to poverty reduction. Writing quality is essential, in order to build understandable, clear and concise cases. The connection between the implemented strategy/policy and its effect on poverty must be clear-cut. The case studies should demonstrate applicability in the wider poverty reduction context, such as in similar geographies or economies.

VII. Language requirements

Case studies can be submitted either in English or Chinese, with no less than 5,000 words.

VIII. Copyright requirements

  1. Participating case studies must respect the social and cultural norms of the communities in which they were implemented, as well as obey local laws.
  2. Applicants must be the original authors and copyright holders of the submitted case studies.
  3. Individual authors of selected case studies must share their copyright of the case study with GPIG. GPIG has the usage right of the case study, can edit and modify the case study according to its writing standards, and upload it to the database for readers to view and download for free. Moreover, GPIG can use the case studies in non-profit promotional activities for free. Names of authors will be published along with respective case studies.
  4. Organizational participants of selected case studies own the copyright of their submitted case studies. GPIG has the usage right of the case study, can edit and modify the case study according to its writing standards, and upload it to the database for readers to view and download it free of charge. Moreover, GPIG can use the case studies in non-profit promotional activities for free. Names of authors will be published along with respective case studies. If the organization that holds the copyright has special requirements, GPIG will sign a separate license agreement.

IX Submission of case studies and application form

  1. E-mail your case study and application form to gpig@iprcc.org.cn
  2. Submit via http://case.iprcc.org.cn/Home

X. Certificates:

The campaign will choose 100 outstanding original poverty reduction case studies from both organizations and individuals. Each winner will receive a certificate issued by the hosting organizations. The organizer will also invite some authors to participate in relevant international forum and exchange activities.