This project is with the International Poverty Reduction Center China, which has received funding from DFID to explore African poverty. The programme of work consists of various inputs. ODI will provide background material on Western aid for poverty-reduction in Africa, focusing on current debates about poverty, governance and aid, and on poverty and aid in Nigeria and Tanzania . The IPRCC team will explore the poverty-reduction model that China has used domestically, and its relevance for Africa. The IPRCC team will undertake field research with African partners on poverty in Nigeria and Tanzania . A meeting will be held to share findings in Beijing in early 2008, and a written report will follow.