Introduction

Integrated Rural and Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Policy Program (IRUDPA)

IRUDPA Program focuses on the following major policy studies:

·          Rural land tenure reform and policy

·          Urbanization, non-farm employment and rural development

·          State governance, fiscal policy and policies and institutions to ensure public goods and service provision

·          Rural financial reform, credit reform and policy

·          Institutions and policies to improve community governance, farmers organizations and grassroots democracy

·          Institutions and policies to improve rural education and basic human capital

·          Institutions and policies to improve rural social safety system (e.g., minimum standard of living, elderly care,
healthcare, etc)