Poverty Reduction

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The Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Developing Countries

This paper identifies three key channels of transmission of the financial crisis from developed to developing countries: capital flows, trade and remittances, and provides broad recommendations for policy responses at the national level, proposing sweeping reforms at the global and regional level. more


Morocco: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Migrants and Remittances

This report assesses the socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Moroccan migrants and envisages the impact of the world economic crisis on the social conditions and poverty of Moroccan migrants and on their remittances. more


Policy Options for Financing Human Development: Fiscal Space

To finance MDGs, developing countries need significant resources – external and domestic. The conventional approaches that look only at the trade-off between fiscal expansion and prudent economic management need to be reconsidered. This book proposes a new conceptual framework that also considersmore


Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the Poor

Access to basic utility services such as water, electricity and sanitation are essential for meeting internationally agreed development goals. For many of the world’s poorest people, however, these services remain unaffordable or unavailable. The losses in productivity and human potential aremore

Trade for Poverty Reduction

This report examines how well trade policy and poverty reduction are integrated in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. It argues that although trade is figuring prominently in PRSPs, there is a lack of understanding as to how trade and poverty reduction strategies can be fully integrated to spreadmore


Reforming without Resourcing

Public water supply systems have increasingly been subject to commercialisation or corporatisation in the developing world. By reforming the public sector in the image of independent and self-sufficient private enterprises, the chief aim of commercialisation is to improve the efficiency ofmore


Aid for Trade and Human Development: A Guide to Conducting Aid for Trade Needs Assessment Excercises

This guide is designed to help policy makers, trade officials and researchers conduct needs assessment studies on trade and human development under the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative conceived at the 2005 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong. The AfT initiative is onemore


Lessons from the South African Electricity Crisis

South Africa is suffering an electricity crisis. Blackouts have been widespread and the impact disastrous. Electricity supply is predicted to constrain growth for at least the next five years. How could this have occurred when until recently South Africa had a surplus of cheap electricity? 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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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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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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