The Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies, previously known as the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), is created to facilitate the activities of The Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Chair (RPUAC). The RPUA Chair was established at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya to honor the contributions of Professor Ungku Aziz in the field of education and economic development especially rural development and poverty. Since 2016, the Centre has undertaken steps to develop and further expand the field of development studies to reflect its interdisciplinary nature, to attract a wider participation, to engage young minds and to go beyond a mono-disciplinary approach to development. The defining pillars of the Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies represents the Centre’s evolution and the dynamism of the field of study.

POVERTY & DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS

In 1991, Malaysia established a national goal of becoming a fully developed nation by 2020 economically, politically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally (6 MP, 1991-1995). The roadmap to achieve this ambition is embodied in different policy instruments, and in the recently launched 11th Malaysian plan (11MP, 2016-2020), with the theme of “growth anchored in people” for a socially inclusive society.

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NEWS

Dr. Dominique Van De Walle

Visiting Professor

Dr. Dominique Van De Walle

About Dominique Van De Walle

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT

“Economics of Climate Change: Global to ASEAN and Malaysian Perspective” by Dr. Rawshan Ara Begum

“Are Poor Individuals Mainly Found in Poor Households?” by Dr. Dominique Van De Walle

“Nutrition, Religion, and Widowhood” by Dr. Dominique Van De Walle

“Revisiting Poverty Measurement” by Professor Martin Ravallion

“Marital Shocks and Women’s Welfare” by Dr. Dominique Van De Walle

Ungku Aziz Research Grant 2017/2018 Workshop

UPCOMING EVENT

Rethinking Poverty & Development Series 2019: “Competing Paradigms: Capitalist vs Islamic Financial System in Mitigating Crisis” (23rd April 2019)

PAST EVENTS

1) Seminar on: “New Protectionism in ASEAN” (16th April 2019)

2) Seminar on: “Economics of Climate Change: Global to ASEAN and Malaysian Perspective” (20th March 2019)

3) Public Lecture on: “Income Inequality: Challenges for Measurement and Policy” (29th January 2019)

4) Lecture Series on Development Studies: “Are Poor Individuals Mainly Found in Poor Households?” (23rd January 2019)

5) Lecture Series on Development Studies: “Nutrition, Religion, and Widowhood” (16th January 2019)

6) National Stakeholder Roundtable 2019: “Revisiting Poverty Measurement” (10th January 2019)

7) Lecture Series on Development Studies: “Marital Shocks and Women’s Welfare” (8th January 2019)

Research Pillars

At the time of its establishment, five (5) initial research pillars were identified namely, Poverty, Development, Income Distribution, Ethnic Relations and Employment. Since then, CPDS has developed new research directions anchored by ten (10) Research Pillars:

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Research Grant

Application For CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG) 2018/2019
Deadline: 30th April 2018

Research & Publications

Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies (previously known as Centre for Poverty and Development Studies) was set up at Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya as a reference point for academic work, research and consultancy for poverty and rural development serving the academic community, the general public, policy makers and the international community.

Research Collaboration

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