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Asset-Based Policy in Hong Kong: Child Development Fund

The government of Hong Kong launched the HK$300 million Child Development Fund (CDF) in November 2008 to “capitalize on the strengths of various sectors in the community to help our disadvantaged children,” according to then Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labor and Welfare, Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. The Hong Kong government drew upon the asset-building research and experience of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis. Michael Sherraden of CSD consulted for the Hong Kong Government’s Commission on Poverty that planned the CDF policy.

Project: Hong Kong: Child Development Fund


Zou, L., Lai, S., & Sherraden, M. (2015, September). Asset-based policy in Hong Kong: Child Development Fund (CSD Policy Brief No. 15-50). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.