Poverty Reduction

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Initiatives on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

As part of UNDP's Initiative on Legal Empowerment of the Poor launched in 2007, this booklet illustrates case studies from legal empowerment projects in several countries. more


Maldives Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

Recent developments in the Maldives, including the 2004 tsunami, have had a negative impact on trade and economic performance. This has resulted in a downturn in the tourism sector which contributes substantially both to GDP and to foreign exchange earnings. This report examines the challenges and more


Fiscal Space for Public Investment

A development transformation requires a major scaling up in public investment. Yet current fiscal rules used to assess fiscal solvency and sustainability limit the scope for such a scaling up. This paper examines the basis for this argument and explores the analytical and policy possibilities to more


The Macroeconomic Debate on Scaling-up HIV/AIDS Financing

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a rapidly unfolding human development tragedy that demands an urgent, scaled-up global response. Yet ill-founded qualms about upsetting macroeconomic stability stand in the way of dramatically increasing Official Development Assistance (ODA)to tackle the epidemic. more


Addressing Global Imbalances: A Development-Oriented Policy Agenda

This working paper uses a revived world trade and income model to examine three markedly difference scenarios of the world economy. more


Monetary Policy and Financial Sector Reform in Ghana

This Country Study summarizes the findings and recommendations of a UNDP-supported study on the linkages among central bank policy, the financial structure, and employment outcomes of Ghana. more


Using the Country-Based Development Model to Scale-Up for Results

One result of the 2002 Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development has been the recent commitment to scale up ODA to more poor countries, particularly in Africa. The challenge now is to translate this increased focus and additional resources into sustainable development results. more


Fiscal Space in Developing Countries

Following the adoption of the MDGs, the issue of use of fiscal space is all the more acute. Mobilisation of fiscal space must be done in the context of the fight against poverty. more


The Monopoly of Global Capital Flows: Who Needs Structural Adjustment Now?

The U.S. economy is monopolizing about two-thirds of the total global net savings, and the resulting global imbalances are neither sustainable nor equitable. more

Trade on Human Terms

The Report highlights that free trade can benefit the poor of Asia-Pacific if countries adopt bold new policies that harness trade and economic growth to promote people’s well-being. It also highlights the important sub-regional variations in employment performance across the region. Employment 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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