Supporting Capacities for Integrated Local Development

This Practice Note aims to provide a concise overview of the capacity challenges involved in local development and potential ways to address them. The Note provides a point of reference for discerning where capacity development investments and efforts could be focused, rather than set solutions or more


Syria: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Economy, Inequality and Poverty

The objectives of the study are to undertake a multi-level analysis to quantify the potential short-term impact of the global economic crisis and drought on the domestic economy, including their impact on inequality and poverty. The analysis also evaluates impacts of government intervention to more


The ADCR 2011 : is there space for development- friendly trade and industrial policies in the Arab countries

An observation of the region's trade and industrial stylized facts shed light on the poor performance of Arab economies, which have been herded into the low road of development and have been unable to achieve structural change and successful integration into the global market. An exploration of the more


The ADCR 2011 Towards more sensible poverty measurement

A poverty line can also be held constant over time and across countries as has been the practice in the specialized literature dealing with global poverty comparisons conducted by the World Bank and UN (e.g. the famous one and two dollars a day per person PPP poverty lines). As argued in this more


The ADCR 2011: employment and vulnerability, social protection and the crisis of Arab economic reforms

The paper is structured as follow: the first section reviews the demographic challenges facing the region and labour market conditions through indicators such as labour participation rate, employment-to-population, and unemployment rates based on recent data by the ILO. The second section estimates more

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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