Poverty Reduction

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Ukraine: Impacts of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

This publication explores the poverty and social impact of the financial and economic crisis in Ukraine. The main focus is on identifying key poverty issues, key poverty trends in the pre-crisis period, and changes in these trends during the crisis. The paper highlights suggestions to improvemore


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 tomore


Namibia: Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

The study was commissioned to assess and quantify, on an ex ante basis, the likely/potential impact of the financial and economic crisis on the Namibian economy, in general, and the possible effect of the policy reforms that the government had introduced, in particular. more


Lithuania: Through Analysis-Based Policy Dialogue Towards Decision Making

This report assesses the actual short and long term impact of the economic crisis on the socioeconomic situation in Lithuania with a view of supporting the government to assess difficult and often contradictory policy options to mitigate the long-term consequences of the crisis. more


Moldova: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Poverty and Social Exclusion

This report looks at the social impact of the economic crisis and envisages the outstanding social impact that it may have in Moldova. Social impacts may be diverse and could affect different population groups, individuals and households in different ways. It also provides an assessment of somemore


The Impact of the Doha Round on Kenya

This study analyzes the benefits and costs of trade liberalization and policy choices for Kenya in the context of the WTO Doha Round. A positive balance for Kenya will depend on reduced support to agriculture in developed countries and how much protection Kenya can retain to its manufacturingmore


Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection

This is a joint statement of DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, IDS, ILO, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The statement emphasizes the importance of making policiesmore


Quality Public Service Delivery at the Local Level in the Western Balkans

This study analyses the trends and capacity development challenges of decentralized service delivery in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. 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 intomore


Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment Approach

This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme inmore

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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
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