It was my pleasure to join the North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2021. The theme of forum is "Development Cooperation of North East Asian Countries in Strengthening post-COVID-19 Risk Resilience". I joined the session which discussed "East Asia Poverty Alleviation Experience and its Implications for other developing countries". The presenter shared China’s poverty alleviation experiences and explain what China has learned from other Asian countries and explore the implications of these experiences for other developing counties in the post-COVID-19 era. I shared the following points to reflect what the presenter mentioned.
Shared experiences in poverty alleviation among East Asian countries
Two-way sharing/mutual sharing approach in poverty alleviation between the developed and developing countries
We always hold a modernization/industrialization mind-set when it comes to promoting poverty alleviation in rural context. It is easier to adopt this approach to raise income of the people in rural areas. On the other hand, this approach sometimes connects rural society too close to the urban society which in fact increases risk to the rural society. For example, the impact of lockdown on tourism industry in rural areas. Moreover, sometimes, the local uniqueness is not well presented and connected in this process. We need to consider how to balance this approach and the local uniqueness.