The Poverty Eradication Unit’s core function is to monitor and evaluate Government’s poverty related programs and make policy recommendations to Cabinet, emphasizing the review and development of poverty targeted polices.
With Government’s Commitment to reducing poverty to a negligible level by 2015, as per Pillar 8 of the People’s Charter for Change, Peace and Progress (PCCPP), all pro-poor programs budgeted for, planned and implemented need to be monitored against its policy objectives to ensure the desired outcome of improving people’s livelihood and the ultimate reduction of poverty is achieved.
The poverty Eradication Unit was established in 2004 through a cabinet decision in 2001.
It was initially tasked to plan, formulate, coordinate, monitor, evaluate and report on the progress and impact of the Integrated National Poverty Eradication Program (INPEP).
In recognizing the growing level of poverty and hardships, Government through the PCCPP, strongly recommended that the Poverty Eradication Unit be relocated to Prime Minister’s Office effective from 1 January 2010.
Through an inclusive barrier free society valuing human dignity
To monitor the impact of poverty eradication strategies; review and/or develop appropriate poverty reduction policies and programs with all stakeholders.