Asia-Pacific faces challenge of reducing poverty: UNDP

Rural Samoa. UNDP/ Abril Esquivel

Despite its high rate of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region is facing challenges in reducing poverty and economic inequalities, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

UNDP on Monday launched its Regional Report 'Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific".

The report highlights some of the successful programmes implemented between 2013 and 2014.

Xu Haoliang, UNDP'S Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Region, tells Liling Huang that the agency's main priority in the region is the reduction of poverty and economic inequality.

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