Poverty Reduction

  • Synthesis of Important Discussions on Value Chain Financing and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

    This is a special publication wherein the outputs of the discussions (Consolidated Replies) related to financing value chains and MSME sector are incorporated in the logical sequence. Four knowledge products covering thematic area of financing agriculture value chains, Micro Enterprises, SMEs as well as microenterprise development are included in the document. A technical paper based on the outputs of all the discussions on the subject of Financing Value chains and MSME is also placed in the beginning of the document. This paper provides a good strategy for microenterprise development and financing for MSME sector.

  • Terminal Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology for Development Project

    The document evaluates a range of projects under the Information and Communication Technology for Development Programme on the basis of their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability, and provides recommendations on ICT as instruments of poverty reduction.

  • Terminal Evaluation of National Strategy for Urban Poor Project

    The report evaluates the national strategy for the urban poor project and includes an assessment of results and sustainability of the project.

  • Trade Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services in the LDC Context

    The Least Developed countries face several challenges, especially in the context of environmental goods and services’ trade talks: how to gain market access without degrading the environment and how to protect the environment without adversely affecting economic growth, while still advancing in the trade liberalization process. This paper gives recommendations to ensure participation of Least Developed countries in EGS trade and to address market access barriers.

  • Triple Wins for Sustainable Development

    The publication highlights national examples of progress toward sustainable development, from developing countries like Nepal and Niger, as well as emerging economies like South Africa and Croatia. These examples show how social, environmental, and economic progress can be integrated to make a more sustainable future.


UNDP fosters partnerships to enable deprived households to improve skills. This helps people to diversify non-farm activities and increase access to credit, financial services and markets. We also support initiatives that help the poor develop livelihood plans in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land resource development, rural tourism and handicrafts. Efforts also aim at addressing the challenge of financial inclusion through a range of financial products and services that reduce the vulnerability of the poor.