Poverty Reduction

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Issue Brief: Development and Extractive Industries

Development of extractive industries, around oil,gas and minerals, holds the promise of raising incomes and living standards. However, many resource-dependent countries are also unable to fully benefit from their natural wealth.   Poverty can still persist; jobs may be hard to come by; the more


Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy options in combating this major development challenge of our more


Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainable more


Japan and the Arab States: Partners for Development

"Over the past decades, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have developed an important partnership, anchored in the belief that without peace, security and stability in the Arab region, the advancement of human well-being cannot be achieved. Together, more


Building the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This initiative represents an unprecedented effort to carry out a global conversation on the future people want for themselves. For the first time in history, people from all over the world had the opportunity to express their priorities and take them to member states on a global scale, to more


Support to Democratic Governance for Development

There have been notable gains in Nigeria’s political stability and basic freedoms since the return to democratic rule in 1999. However, Nigeria faces deep-rooted historical and structural constraints that need to be recognized, especially in planning coherent development and democracy assistance. more


ROK 2012 Annual Report

UNDP and its partners are working with governments to scale up small successful projects to the national level to reduce poverty and inequality. With the help of the ROK-UNDP MDG Trust Fund, these projects empower women, expand social services, and build infrastructure to improve people’s lives. In more


Towards an Inclusive and Accessible Future for All

The voices of persons with disabilities have remained largely on the margins of the globaldevelopment debate. However, if development is the process of enlarging people’s choices in order to create the conditions for shared prosperity, then it cannot overlook persons with disabilities. Today there more


Community Recovery in DRC

This project is reducing longstanding inter-community tensions with the delivery of basic services and the improvement of the livelihoods of the local communities, by providing employment and income-earning opportunities to youths and ex-combatants, improving women’s transportation means, more


Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Finance “Darfur Development Programme”, UNDP, UNV, ILO and Sudanese Universities, this project provides an approach to fill the enormous business and financial skills capacity gap among youth and women in Darfur, while at the same time contributing to more

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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Fast Facts
Poverty Reduction

Poverty reduction is the overarching goal and at the core of UNDP’s work to support transformational change which brings about real improvements in people’s lives. UNDP invests nearly
US$1 billion every year in fighting poverty and advancing progress towards the MDGs.


Our work on Povery Reduction
UNDP's Annual Report
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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