Commission on Poverty
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Membership and Terms of Reference


Commission Structure


Commission on Poverty
(1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018)

Chief Secretary for Administration


Non-official Members

Ms Amy Chan Lim-chee
Ms Sylvia Chan May-kuen
Ms May Chan Suk-mei
Mr Clement Chen Cheng-jen
Dr Henry Cheng Kar-shun
Mr Cheung Kwok-che
Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung
Mr Chua Hoi-wai
Dr Stephen Frederick Fisher
Mr Frederick Fung Kin-kee
Mr Ho Hei-wah
Ms Lam Shuk-yee
Mr Lau Ming-wai
Mr Leung Che-cheung
Mr Clarence Leung Wang-ching
Ms Li Fung-ying
Professor Francis Lui Ting-ming
Mr Michael Tien Puk-sun

Ex-officio Members

Secretary for Home Affairs
Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Secretary for Education
Secretary for Food and Health


Terms of Reference


1. Update the poverty line analysis on a yearly basis and refine its analytical framework as appropriate to review the poverty situation and the effectiveness of poverty alleviation measures in Hong Kong;


2. Review existing policies and explore new measures and through the work of the Task Forces to achieve the objectives of preventing and alleviating poverty for facilitating the grass-roots (especially the younger generation) to move upwards along the social ladder, providing appropriate support to target groups with special needs, as well as plugging the gaps in the existing system and promoting social innovation to tackle poverty through the Community Care Fund and the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund;


3. Keep track of the feasibility study on establishing a central benefits service in Hong Kong and advise on future directions having regard to the results of the feasibility study; and


4. Promote cross-sector collaboration in poverty alleviation work and engage other government advisory committees on poverty alleviation work.



Declaration of Interests