Poverty Reduction

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Operationalizing Human Rights-Based Approaches to Poverty Reduction

 This is an interim report on the UNDP pilot project "Operationalizing Human Rights Approaches to Poverty Reduction.” It outlines the key principles of the Approach: universality, non-discrimination, and attention to vulnerable groups; participation,empowerment, transparency andmore

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Privatising Basic Utilities in Africa: A Rejoinder

In this IPC Policy Research brief, John Nellis argues that th ease of improving the performance of state-owned firms has been overestimated, while the amount of investment capital required in African water and electricity sectors has been underestimated. more

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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

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Debt Sustainability in HIPC and other Critically Indebted Developing Countries

The fourth in a series of discussion papers on MDGs and debt sustainability, this paper reviews the evidence of the HIPC initiative. Despite significant levels of debt relief through this initiative, in 11 out of 13 countries, debt ratios have deteriorated. The paper makes proposals to enhance themore

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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 andmore

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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 tomore

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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

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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

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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

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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

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2014 to 2017

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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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