San Francisco and Beijing, June 26, 2012 — From June 27 through 29, over 40 development experts representing 12 countries will convene in Beijing for the sixth meeting of the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) dialogue series, organized by The Asia Foundation.
Hosted by China Agricultural University (CAU), the Beijing meeting will build upon previous dialogue discussions in Delhi to explore the theme of pro-poor growth in greater depth. Sessions in Beijing will examine Asia’s looming challenge of rising inequality amid declining poverty; highlight various countries’ pro-poor growth strategies; and bring together diverse experts to brainstorm practical ways to mainstream pro-poor growth into development cooperation projects. A specific session on China’s development cooperation and pro-poor growth strategy will be convened as well.
Countries participating in the Beijing dialogue include a range of both emerging and traditional development cooperation partners, as well as recipient countries, from the Asia region and beyond—Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States.