Poverty Reduction

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How to Build Open Information Societies

This book was prepared by UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia, within the regional Democratic Governance framework, in close cooperation with UNDP field offices in 19 countries that generously shared their experience and knowledge in using information and communication technology for more


Making Fiscal Policy Work for the Poor

 This paper is a synthesis of the fiscal policy chapters of a series of country reports carried out by the UNDP as part of the Asia-Pacific Regional Programme on Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction. It focuses on the fiscal policy chapters of the reports and treats other topics in as far as more


UNDP Statement at the Cancun WTO Ministerial Conference, September 2003

A global trade regime as envisaged in Doha could make a real difference for the poor, especially in the least-developed countries. Trade reforms that are driven by human development concerns will boost MDG progress in countless villages and slums around the world. more


Experts Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming of PRSPs in Selected African Countries

The objective of this meeting was to provide a forum for concrete and action-oriented dialogue on the important challenge of mainstreaming gender into national poverty reduction strategies and capacity development. Participants worked to develop and strengthen the operationalisation tools for more


Poverty Reduction and Human Rights

The scope of thinking about concepts and content of development and the definition of poverty is steadily moving towards a human rights-based vision. Individual entitlements, capabilities, freedoms and rights are emphasized more than ever before. more


The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

While the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) initiative represents a significant break from traditional debt relief, it is not a robust or fast enough intervention. This practice note details some arguments on how to expand the HIPC initiative and elaborates on UNDP’s role in the initiative and more


The Role of Economic Policies in Poverty Reduction

This practice note addresses pro-poor economic policies, including macroeconomic policies, restructuring and redistribution. It charts out the general direction for UNDP assistance to programme countries to achieve the greatest impact on poverty by combining sustainable growth and greater equity. more


Macroeconomic Policies, Growth and Poverty Reduction in Kyrgyz Republic

This paper explores the feasibility of raising the average economic growth rate to 7 percent and reducing inequality through wider distribution of income in Kyrgyz Republic. more


Exploring the Employment Nexus: Topics in Employment and Poverty

While it seems intuitively obvious that decent work should be important for poverty reduction in particular and human development in general, much work remains to be done before the analytical and empirical relationships between the two are clearly understood. more


Trade, Gender and Poverty

This paper focuses on the relationship of trade, on the one hand, with gender and poverty, on the other,within the context of the human development paradigm. Specifically, it examines the impact of trade liberalization on gender inequalities (primarily via employment,wages and the care economy); 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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