Poverty Reduction

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Mainstreaming Poverty Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility more


Mainstreaming Human Rights in Development Policies and Programming: UNDP Experiences

UNDP's work is based on the belief that people experience poverty not only as a lack of income but also as a lack of education or health care or as a lack of dignity and participation in a community. These dimensions of people's lives are considered so important that governments all around themore


Triple Wins for Sustainable Development

  As countries prepare for the ‘Rio+20’ United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, UNDP is pleased to share this report. It sets out national examples of progress toward sustainable development, from developing countries like Nepal and Niger, as well as emerging economies like Southmore


The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance

This report presents the first results of the surveys based on an analysis of only part of the available data, which will be published later in several thematic reports. In this sense, the results presented are a first step in addressing the severe lack of data on the socio-economic situation ofmore


Rio+20 Key Messages

Sustainable development is synonymous in the minds of many with the colour green.  While the greening of development is imperative, the social and economic strands of sustainable development are equally vital.  Sustainable development is about health, education, women’s empowerment, andmore


Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

About 380 million people still live under $1.25 a day in Sub-Saharan Africa. Access to energy could power poverty reduction, job creation, improved health services, education and it could open new opportunities to women and girls. Access to energy can help achieve the Millennium Development Goalsmore


Innovative Financing for Development: A New Model for Development Finance?

This Discussion Paper explores recent experiences with innovative sources of development finance in order to capture lessons learned for the more effective implementation of both current and future initiatives.   The paper first looks at what is understood by the term ‘innovative financing formore

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

This series of case studies focuses on issues with private provision of water services in urban areas of Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.   Small scale providers increase water supply coverage – an essential service in fast-growing cities – and reduce time poverty. However, system of watermore


China: Agriculture Extension Special Task Force (AESTF)

Demand-driven and market-oriented mechanisms link farmers more directly to improved technology, new business models and product markets. more


Public-Private Partnership: Equalizing Higher Education Opportunities Through Credit Insurance for Youth from Poor Households in China

The credit insurance scheme introduced by a private insurance company tackled the scaling up bottleneck of China's Government Subsidized Student Loan Scheme (GSSLS) through win-win public-private partnership. 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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