Plenty of Room? Fiscal Space in a Resource Abundant Economy

 The typical problems faced by developing economies in financing the fight against poverty should, in the very least, be severely attenuated in mineral rich economies. The problem of these economies, a skeptic may dispute, is not finding more resources: it is using them more efficiently. more


Population Levels, Trends and Policies in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

The major aim of this study is to provide an overview of population levels and trends as well as population policies for the 22 countries and areas of the Arab Region since 1970. The study also considers future population prospects in the Region to mid-century and the implications of these trendsmore


Poverty Reduction and Human Rights

The scope of thinking about concepts and content of development and the definition of poverty is steadily moving towards a human rights-based vision. Individual entitlements, capabilities, freedoms and rights are emphasized more than ever before. more


Poverty and inequality in Syria ( 1997- 2007)

This paper, which is a compilation of the findings of the papers “ Pro-poor Growth in Syria: Diagnosis and Policy Considerations” (2009) by Abdel-Gadir and Abu-Ismail, “ Poverty and Distribution in Syria” (2009) by Abu-Ismail and El- Laithy organized in the following manner. First, we explain themore


Poverty in Egypt

For Egypt, particularly, previous studies on labour market and poverty revealed that the unemployed are not necessarily the poor or the illiterate, and rather, the overwhelming majority of the unemployed are certificate holders. Meanwhile the informal sector has been increasingly growing andmore

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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