Poverty Reduction

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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 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


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 andmore


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


Changing Policy and Practice from Below

This study includes nine case studies that illustrate how community groups can be mobilize and helped to utilize their social capital for achieving sustainable development benefits of different kinds. Three functions are described – articulating citizens’ interests, defending citizens’ rights, andmore


Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies

This paper explores the how gender fits into macroeconomic analysis at the conceptual, modeling, empirical, and policy formulation levels. The last section provides a brief summary of UNDP's efforts in the area of gender and macroeconomics. more


Gender and Poverty

The relationship between gender and poverty is a complex and controversial topic that is now being debated more than ever before. Although much policymaking has been informed by the idea of feminization of poverty, the precise nature of the nexus between gender and poverty needs to be bettermore

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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