The Cabinet of the Malaysian government on 12 July 2006 agreed to establish the Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Chair at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. In conjunction with the establishment of the Chair, a Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) was also created at the Faculty. The establishment of the Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Chair is to honor the contributions of Professor Ungku Aziz in the field of education and economic development especially rural development and poverty. It was inaugurated in November 2006 by the Fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi with the launch of the Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Chair (RPUA). The establishment of the Chair and the Centre avows Malaysia’s continuing commitment to poverty eradication. Malaysia is often showcased as a country that has been successful in attaining its development objectives. Through the auspices of the Malaysian Technical Development Programme, Malaysia has provided a platform for sharing its development experience with other developing countries, especially through fostering South-South cooperation. Hence, the Malaysian experience is envisaged to provide useful lessons for other developing countries in policy and program formulation for poverty alleviation. At the same time the Chair and the Centre will serve as the channel to increase accessibility to information and facilitate the dissemination of this information amongst various stakeholders.