Poverty Reduction

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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 with more


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 resource more


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 access more


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 and more


Republic of Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund Brochure

The Fund supports innovative, catalytic and sustainable approaches for multiplier effects and accelerated progress towards MDG achievement. It also supports UNDP’s efforts to build and lead a strategic coalition of partners to shape the post-2015 development agenda through global mobilization and more


Capturing Mineral Revenues in Zambia: Past Trends and Future Prospects

Produced by: UNDP, EU-UN Global Partnership on Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Zambia has been exporting copper for more than a century. The country’s mining sector has undergone significant changes during this period. It was under private hands during the colonial era; under public ownership more


Social Protection, Growth and Employment: Evidence from India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan

The global financial and economic crisis has highlighted and reinforced the need for effective social protection mechanisms that can not only prevent  households from falling into poverty but also permanently raise their earnings. Meanwhile, social protection policies must be consistent with more


UNDP’s Strategy for Supporting Sustainable and Equitable Management of the Extractive Sector for Human Development

The management of extractive sectors (oil, gas and minerals) is a major challenge and opportunity for developing countries today. The exploitation of non-renewable natural resources has often triggered violent conflicts, degraded the environment, worsened gender and other inequalities, displaced more


Commercializing Communities: Transitions in Water Management in Rural Senegal

This study found that financial management of rural water at the community level in Senegal has been strengthened by recent reforms. The Senegal experience shows the benefits of operating water systems at scale. A key element to the success of the rural water model in Senegal is the use of more

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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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