Poverty Reduction

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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 for more

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 water more


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


Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations

Scaling-up integrated local development innovations is key to achieving sustainable and equitable development, especially when these innovations are driven by national and local governments and actors. In order to best support countries to scale up proven local successes and achieve more


UNDP's Submission to the RIO+20 Preparatory Process

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (or Rio+20), renewed commitment and urgent action are needed to lay a firm foundation for a longer-term process of redressing imbalances, agreeing on priorities, and reforming institutional arrangements at all levels, to bring about more


Case studies of sustained and successful development cooperation - Supporting Transformational Change Booklet

UNDP has been engaged in development cooperation for more than 50 years. While the modalities of its projects and programmes have evolved, the ultimate purpose of its work has remained the same: to assist UN Member States to improve the living standards and life opportunities of their citizens more


Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldom more


Services and Supply Chains: The Role of the Domestic Private Sector in Water Service Delivery in Tanzania

This report presents findings from a review of the service activities of informal private water vendors in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s capital is a rapidly growing city, and around 70 percent of the population lacks proper housing and lives in informal settlements. Large parts of the city remain more


Towards Human Resilience: Sustaining MDG Progress in an Age of Economic Uncertainty

The recent global economic crisis has reinforced significant concerns about the impact of financial and economic shocks on human development. The increasing frequency of such shocks raises important questions about their systemic character and the ability of developing countries to withstand the more

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

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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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