• MDG-based Debt Sustainability Analysis: EgyptJan 1, 2007
    The paper demonstrates that domestic debt in Egypt has replaced foreign debt as a major issue for macroeconomic management and socioeconomic progress. It discusses the background on domestic debt issuance in Egypt, as well as its size, structure, and indicators.

  • Pro-Poor Hibiscus Value Chain Integration in SudanOct 21, 2010
    More than 80 major Sudanese and international stakeholders and actors within the hibiscus value chain gathered on October 21st, 2010 at the Sudanese Chambers of Industries Association. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key findings of a joint Hibiscus Value Chain Assessment in Western Sudan and to develop recommendations for increasing profits for the mainly female hibiscus farmers while boosting hibiscus exports.

  • Civil Society Index Analytical Report for JordanAug 29, 2010
    The Civil Society Index (CSI) is a participatory research project that seeks to assess the status of civil society organisations (CSOs). It is applied by practitioners in civil society and is dedicated to serving their interests globally. The CSI is based on a comprehensive methodology which was developed by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and aims at assessing the status of the civil society, as well as creating a database of knowledge that strengthens civil society and bolsters its role

  • Jordan Poverty Reduction StrategyJan 29, 2013
    The Government of Jordan adopted its first Poverty Alleviation Strategy in 2002 recognizing poverty as a key development problem requiring a comprehensive policy for improving the lives of the poor and socially excluded, increasing their human capabilities, providing them with economic opportunities and fully integrating them in the society. Considerable progress in poverty reduction has been achieved. The Government has put in place a series of social programs aimed at increasing employment opportunities, curbing unemployment, combating poverty and offering in-kind and cash assistance for the poor and marginalized groups within Jordanian society. These measures helped to reduce the incidence of absolute poverty (measured on a comparable basis).

  • Towards the Arab Renaissance Towards the Arab Renaissance Dec 1, 2011
    As recent events in the Arab region have amply demonstrated, the problems of poverty. Unemployment and social and political exclusion cannot be forever ignored without their arising demands for change in the basic arrangements of society. Today, the dramatic revolts in diverse Arab societies have highlighted the failures of the pre-existing development model, as well ass the necessity and opportunity for transformation, raising the hope that an Arab awakening can initiate an Arab renaissance. This second Arab Development Challenges Report makes an outstannding contribution in this regard, surveying the challenges presented by the current economic and social situation and proposing approaches to them

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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