Poverty Reduction

Poverty Reduction Reports A-Z

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Lessons from the South African Electricity Crisis

South Africa is suffering an electricity crisis. Blackouts have been widespread and the impact disastrous. Electricity supply is predicted to constrain growth for at least the next five years. How could this have occurred when until recently South Africa had a surplus of cheap electricity? more

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Mainstreaming Access to Energy Services - African Regional Economic Communities

The document focuses on integrating access to modern energy services into regional and national policies and policy tools. It presents the experience of three African Regional Economic Councils and concludes that the work in developing a political consensus on access to energy has laid the more

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Malawi Case Study: Social Protection Measures and Labour Markets

This case study responds to a recognized need to improve our understanding on how social and economic policies can be integrated to simultaneously improve social welfare, employment outcomes and inclusive growth. It describes and analyses the impact that pro-poor programmes and social more

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

Poverty reduction lies at the heart of everything UNDP does in Africa to advance human dignity and inclusive development. We help countries act on the multiple and interconnected dimensions of poverty and inequality by connecting people to livelihoods, secure food sources, better health care and higher standards of living, in addition to empowering them with the ability to make life choices.

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