• Using the Country-Based Development Model to Scale-Up for ResultsJun 1, 2006
    One result of the 2002 Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development has been the recent commitment to scale up ODA to more poor countries, particularly in Africa. The challenge now is to translate this increased focus and additional resources into sustainable development results.

  • Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment ApproachMay 1, 2009
    This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme in South Africa and the National Rural Employment Guarantee in India.

  • Addressing Global Imbalances: A Development-Oriented Policy AgendaJul 1, 2006
    This working paper uses a revived world trade and income model to examine three markedly difference scenarios of the world economy.

  • Advancing Child-Sensitive Social ProtectionJun 1, 2009
    This is a joint statement of DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, IDS, ILO, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The statement emphasizes the importance of making policies and programmes on child-sensitive social protection more consistent.

  • Brazil in the Global Economy: Measuring the Gains from TradeMay 1, 2009
    This paper analyzes the benefits and costs of trade liberalization and trade policy choices for Brazil. It finds that increased global economic engagement may be seen as beneficial for the Brazilian economy, but it is important that the nature and costs of structural adjustment be taken into account and that the pattern of trade achieved serves the country’s long-term development goals.

OUR WORK - Poverty Reduction

UNDP is committed to initiating and implementing poverty reduction projects and building capacity at the national level in the Arab Region. Such initiatives to tackle poverty are implemented within the framework of the strategies of Country Offices, and in collaboration with national and international partners including governments, civil society, and other United Nations agencies.

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