China

An inclusive transformation

Since opening an office in China in 1988, the Ford Foundation has worked with our Chinese grantees and partners to support many aspects of economic and social development.  Over the past three decades, millions of people have escaped poverty, and China has transformed from a primarily rural nation to a primarily urban one.

This transformation has created new challenges, including that of reducing disparities between people born in cities and those born in rural areas. Farmers whose land is lost to urbanization need compensation and support. Those who leave the land to work in cities need access to the formal labor market, safe working conditions, and social benefits. And their children need educations that will equip them to find jobs in a fast-changing economy.

 

Support for equitable, sustainable urbanization

The Chinese government’s call for a new, people-focused approach to urbanization provides an opportunity to address these challenges. Urbanization can be a force for equality: if rural residents are able to unlock the value in their land and homes, if rural migrants to cities are given equal access to education and social welfare with their urban-born neighbors, if rural youth who grow up in cities are embraced as future urban citizens—and if migrants’ contributions to economic development are recognized and rewarded, and migrant men and women have a voice in shaping policies that affect their own livelihoods.

China and the world

We support US-China and China-global exchanges that enhance mutual understanding and promote shared goals. We also support research and programs related to China’s expanding role in building philanthropy and governance systems.

We work closely with local thought leaders, partners, and policy makers to determine how the foundation’s resources can best be used to support equitable economic and social development. Our grant making follows the following themes, with strategies tailored to China’s unique challenges and needs.

 

包容性发展

福特基金会自1988年在中国设立办事处以来,与中国的合作伙伴一起见证了中国经济持续和快速的增长,以及中国在消除贫困方面取得的伟大成就。改革开放30多年来,随着城镇化持续发展,中国已从一个传统农业大国逐渐向城市型国家转变,城镇化过程中积累的矛盾和问题集中表现在农村户籍人口和城镇户籍人口在收入分配和社会福利上的差异。政府、科研机构和民间力量积极应对这些问题,以期最大程度地促进社会和谐,保障失地农民的权益,同时使进城务工的农民拥有安全稳定的工作,逐步获得与城市居民持平的就业、教育、医疗和社会福利等机会。推进以人为本的新型城镇化建设已成为中国新时期经济转型的重要战略。

 

更公平、可持续的城镇化

新型城镇化为解决城乡差别带来了机遇,关注和解决在此过程中可能出现的不平等问题则是当前的首要任务。解决这些问题的途径包括:帮助农村居民从土地开发的增值中获得合理的收益;促进迁居城市的农村居民在子女入学和社会福利方面与城市户籍的人口获得同等的权利;开发有针对性的培训,使农村青少年更好地融入城市;发挥外来务工人员和妇女的作用,使他们对社会的贡献得到更好的认可;帮助外来务工人员更多地参与与之相关的决策咨询活动,从而使他们的权益得到充分的保障。

 

 

 中美交流、中国在世界的作用

基金会资助合作伙伴促进中国与美国、中国与世界其他国家的交流,以增进相互理解,促进共同目标的实现。基金会还资助合作伙伴开展有关促进中国在国际重要议题上的领导作用的研究和项目,如全球投资制度建设、全球公益事业发展以全球治理体系的完善等。

工作重点与资助领域

福特基金会在中国开展资助工作30余年,从中国的现实发展需求出发,与政府、科研机构和民间力量共同决定如何 最有效地使用基金会的有限资源。一方面通过解决城镇化过程中出现的不平等问题,致力于推进公平、可持续的新型城镇化建设,从而帮助中国实现包容、平等、和 谐的经济和社会发展;另一方面继续推动中国与美国、中国与世界的交流和理解,加强中国在世界的领导作用。具体工作领域如下:

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Grantmakers in China

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