Poverty Reduction

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African Agribusiness Development Programme Toolkit

This toolkit sets out the programme’s conditions for starting up an ASDP in an African country and it suggests several tools for implementing the programme. It is firstly targeted towards UNDP COs willing to design an ASDP. The tool will form a framework to create commitment of National Governmentsmore


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, displacedmore


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 ofmore


Employing India: Guaranteeing Jobs for the Rural Poor

India’s rural employment guarantee is a milestone in social policy and employment creation. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was mandated in 2005 to implement an ambitious, demand-driven employment-creation program to benefit the rural poor through projects that improvemore


Realizing Africa's Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity

This report, prepared by UNDP's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such approaches. It identifies promising opportunities in strengthening these ecosystems,more


Green Jobs for Women and Youth: What Can Local Governments Do?

The understanding of the vulnerability of natural systems and its impact on human development has led to greater efforts to include climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the policy making process of many countries as well as at the highest level fora to inform both internationalmore


Scaling up Islamic Microfinance in Bangladesh through the Private Sector: Experience of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL)

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, a private sector Islamic bank, developed the Rural Development Scheme (RDS), an innovative Islamic microfinance channel to answer the demand of the rural Muslim poor in Bangladesh who were left out from conventional micro financing due to religious beliefs. This casemore


Guidance Note: Scaling Up Development Programmes

Many Development organizations, national and local governments and civil society organizations are faced with the issue of scaling up development interventions- the main questions raised time and again are: a) what should be scaled up, and how it can be scaled up; b) is there a strong reason for amore


Disability Rights: The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD)

The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN entities, governments, Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and the broader civil society to advance disability rights around the world. In particular, themore


Macroeconomic Policies for Resource-Rich Countries

At a superficial level, the design of macroeconomic policy for resource-rich countries would seem a simple task. The policy goals should be quite obvious: strong growth, economic diversification and poverty reduction. With rare exceptions, these countries are not constrained by the supply ofmore

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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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