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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.

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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1) Research Grant 2017/2018 Workshop (20th December 2018)

2) National Stakeholder Roundtable (10th January 2019)

3) The Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Public Lecture (23rd January 2019)

PAST EVENTS

1) Seminar: “An Integrated Management Policy Framework for Sustainable Community Development and Conservation of Marine Resources”

2) Seminar: “Quantifying The Managerial Ability of Microfinance Institutions: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis”

3) Seminar: “Multi-Dimensionality of Poverty: Meaning and Measurement”

4) Rethinking Poverty & Development Series 2017: “Mining The Millionaire Minds: Malaysian Millennials & Entrepreneurship”

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

The 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

Global Networking

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Career Opportunity

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