Poverty Reduction

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Making Infrastructure Work for the Poor

Infrastructure growth and services can play a critical role in economic growth and poverty reduction while human security. Moreover, infrastructure development and services assume a special role in the post-conflict transitional at stages of conflict-ridden countries. Yet the links betweenmore


Taking Action: Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering Women

This report argues that there are many practical steps that can reduce inequalities based on gender, inequalities that constrain the potential to reduce poverty and achieve high levels of well-being in societies around the world. Without leadership and political will, however, the world will fallmore


Making Sense of MDG Costing

Since technical experts seldom agree on the path towards the MDGs, and no existing method yields accurate cost estimates, it is best to approach MDG costing through a participatory political process, driven by targets. This paper proposes three practical steps for aligning the PRSP and the MTEFmore


Employment Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experience of Ghana

The impact of structural adjustment programs in many Sub-Saharan African countries on unemployment and poverty in the short-run has been weak due to the partial and fragmented nature of the policies. more


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 formore


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 asmore


Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

This report highlights the imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs and asserts that more needs to be done to ensure that women equally share the benefits arising from the global knowleldge-based economy. more


Pro-Poor Fiscal Policy in Cambodia

This publication reviews Cambodia's historical and current macroeconomic trends and policy directions. It illuminates a number of conclusions regarding aspects of Cambodia’s current macro-fiscal strategy and point out the implications for the macroeconomics of poverty reduction. 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 formore

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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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