Arab Development Challenges Report 2011 - Second Edition

This second Development Challenges Report, coming at a time when the region is passing through a critical historical juncture, attempts to go beyond the numbers to uncover processes that have underpinned mutually reinforcing drivers of social, economic and political exclusion.   This report more



This paper focuses on the first of these themes by conducting a budgetary review and analysis focusing on government spending. The aim is to first create a baseline understanding of overall allocations with a focus of those for poverty reduction. This will allow for the identification of areas for more


Brazil in the Global Economy: Measuring the Gains from Trade

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 more


Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

This report highlights the imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs and asserts that more needs to be done to ensure that women equally share the benefits arising from the global knowleldge-based economy. more


Changing Policy and Practice from Below

This study includes nine case studies that illustrate how community groups can be mobilize and helped to utilize their social capital for achieving sustainable development benefits of different kinds. Three functions are described – articulating citizens’ interests, defending citizens’ rights, and 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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