Poverty Reduction

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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


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. Employmentmore


The Role of Public Investment in Poverty Reduction

 This paper explores the linkages between public investment, growth and poverty reduction, with the aim of providing an overall view of existing theories, evidence and methods, and of examining ways to provide better guidance to policy-makers in the use of available techniques and informationmore


Plenty of Room? Fiscal Space in a Resource Abundant Economy

 The typical problems faced by developing economies in financing the fight against poverty should, in the very least, be severely attenuated in mineral rich economies. The problem of these economies, a skeptic may dispute, is not finding more resources: it is using them more efficiently. more


Quick Wins

Quick impact initiatives, or "Quick Wins,” are designed to bring vital gains in well-being to millions of people and start countries on the path to the Millennium Development Goals. more


The Macroeconomics of Aid

Since the advent of the MDGs, many costing exercises have highlighted that in order to attain the MDGs by 2015, current levels of Official Development Assistance (ODA) have to be at least double. But even though Developed Countries are prepared to finance the necessary increase in ODA, do themore

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
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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