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List of contributors vii Preface ix List of abbreviations x Maps xiv 1. Experiences with poverty targeting in Asia: an overview 1 John Weiss 2. Poverty targeting in India 34 Pradeep Srivastava 3. Poverty targeting in Indonesia 79 Ari A. Perdana and John Maxwell 4. Poverty targeting in the People's Republic of China 136 Wang Sangui 5. Poverty targeting in Thailand 186 Peter Warr and Isra Sarntisart 6. Poverty targeting in the Philippines 219 Arsenio Balisacan and Rosemarie Edillon 7. Micro-finance and poverty reduction in Asia 247 John Weiss, Heather Montgomery and Elvira Kurmanalieva Index 269Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Poverty Asia Congresses, Poverty Pacific Area Congresses, Microfinance Asia Congresses, Microfinance Pacific Area Congresses, Asia Economic conditions 1945- Congresses, Pacific Area Economic conditions 20th century Congresses