Poverty Reduction

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Private Sector Success Stories from UNDP Country Offices in Africa

Private Sector Success Stories from UNDP Country Offices in Africa Building upon UNDP-AFIM’s flagship report, Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity, which illustrates the catalytic role of the private sector and inclusive business practices in reducingmore


Barriers and the Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development

As part of its mandate to guide and define the role of the private sector in poverty reduction and inclusive development, the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) produced the “Barriers and Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid” foundational report.more


African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme Training Manual

African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme As part of its mandate, UNDP’s African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM), has developed an African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (AASDP) in support of the AU and CAADP’s agriculture transformation and food security agenda. Themore


Frequently Asked Questions: South-South Cooperation

  This FAQ booklet addresses the overall definition and importance of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as the role that UNDP can play. It also offers a list of important resources to consult when working on South-South Cooperation. more


Where Next for Aid? The Post-2015 Opportunity

This joint ODI-UNDP paper looks at whether development aid will remain important in the post-2015 era, and asks how the old aid model should change in response to a dramatically new world and new sustainable development challenges. The paper suggests that the label “international public finance formore



“As a matter of principle, I am convinced that natural resources can drive human development if they are managed in transparent, inclusive and sustainable ways.” Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP   At the Rio+20 conference, the UN system was called upon to promote the integrated and sustainablemore


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 ourmore


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 sustainablemore


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, tomore

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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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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.


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