Paper Title
The Effect of Regional Development on Poverty Reduction In Northern Medan, Medan

The poverty is one of the main problems of development which is complex and multi-dimensional. The phenomena on of poverty are influenced by various interrelated factors, such as: the level of income, health, education, location, gender and environmental conditions. An inequality (gap) between poverty theory, development planning theory and regional development with empirical facts occurs in three regions of North Medan. Because of that, we need the complex research through the perspective of science and regional planning theory of poverty. The purposes of this study are to examine and analyze the effect of regional development on poverty reduction in North Medan. The results of this study are Development of regions affects the efforts to reduce poverty in North Medan, but the effect is not significant. Keywords: Poverty and Regional Development