Poverty Reduction

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Support to Democratic Governance for Development

There have been notable gains in Nigeria’s political stability and basic freedoms since the return to democratic rule in 1999. However, Nigeria faces deep-rooted historical and structural constraints that need to be recognized, especially in planning coherent development and democracy assistance.more


ROK 2012 Annual Report

UNDP and its partners are working with governments to scale up small successful projects to the national level to reduce poverty and inequality. With the help of the ROK-UNDP MDG Trust Fund, these projects empower women, expand social services, and build infrastructure to improve people’s lives. Inmore


Towards an Inclusive and Accessible Future for All

The voices of persons with disabilities have remained largely on the margins of the globaldevelopment debate. However, if development is the process of enlarging people’s choices in order to create the conditions for shared prosperity, then it cannot overlook persons with disabilities. Today theremore


Community Recovery in DRC

This project is reducing longstanding inter-community tensions with the delivery of basic services and the improvement of the livelihoods of the local communities, by providing employment and income-earning opportunities to youths and ex-combatants, improving women’s transportation means,more


Youth Volunteers Rebuilding Darfur

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Finance “Darfur Development Programme”, UNDP, UNV, ILO and Sudanese Universities, this project provides an approach to fill the enormous business and financial skills capacity gap among youth and women in Darfur, while at the same time contributing tomore


Women's Economic Empowerment in Haiti

This project took a holistic approach towards addressing the issue of women’s social and economic vulnerability, including the stigma associated with being survivors of gender-based violence. After analyzing market and value chain based employment opportunities, UNDP provided vulnerable women withmore


Mobilising Social Business in Timor-Leste

In support of the Government’s objectives to explore innovative ways of mobilizing the private sector and cooperatives to contribute to MDG achievement, this project promotes high impact social enterprises for private sector development and the generation of rural employment and incomes. more


Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Mongolia

This project targets four districts and responds to the urgent need to accelerate Mongolia’s off-track target of the MDG 7. It aims to foster capacity development by enabling local governments to fully undertake their assigned functions in rural water and sanitation, enhance local resourcemore


Building an Inclusive Financial Sector in Rwanda

This project improves financial service delivery to women and youth in low-income populations by engaging with key stakeholders at four levels:        - Client level: Build the capacity of women and youth to manage medium and small enterprises (MSEs) and accessmore


Inclusive Economic Development in Colombia

Nine job centres in eight cities of Colombia are oering business counseling, entrepreneurship training, and career opportunities particularly to internally displaced persons, women, indigenous people and persons with disabilities. The centres are dynamic spaces where the public, private andmore

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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