Poverty Reduction

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Output-Based Contracts in Small-Town Water Supply in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

This report presents findings from a review of the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.  Since the introduction of the output-based aid (OBA) scheme in 2008, some towns have seen a relatively rapid increase in the number of connections, while using less more


Small-Scale Water Providers in Kenya: Pioneers or Predators?

In 2008, 83 percent of Kenyans living in urban areas, had access to safe drinking water – down from 91 percent in 1990. This gradual deterioration in urban water access is mainly due to growing demand caused by rapid population growth, especially in the informal settlements. According to UN more


Poverty Thematic Trust Fund 2010 Annual Report

The Poverty Thematic Trust Fund (TT F) is a flexible financing tool designed to fund innovative, catalytic and strategic development interventions to promote inclusive development and reduce all forms of poverty. It helps UNDP align its global, regional and country experiences and lessons around more


Integrated Framework for Least Developed Countries

The case stories portrayed provide glimpses on how the Integrated Framework Trust Fund made a difference in enhancing trade opportunities for Comoros, Lesotho, Maldives and Vanuatu, and in so doing contributing to incremental progress toward poverty reduction. In a nutshell, these four cases show more


A Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Trade

This report makes practical recommendations to governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners for enhancing the development results of trade policies and support programmes. The report builds on the analysis and experience of 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and more


Scaling up Local Innovations for Transformational Change

Scaling up local development initiatives are important for achieving the MDGs and human development. While significant progress has been made towards meeting the MDG targets globally, large disparities still persist within countries. Poverty remains concentrated in rural areas and urban slums, and more


Illicit Financial Flows from the Least Developed Countries 1990-2008

This paper explores the scale and composition of illicit financial flows from the 48 LDCs. This issue has been recognised by the UN as important for development and the MDGs. Illicit capital flight is a major hindrance to the mobilisation of domestic resources for development. Through the UN, the more


Partners in Development

This report, prepared by United Nations Global Compact, UNDP and Bertelsmann Stiftung, provides concrete advice how donors and development partners can better engage the private sector for development in the least developed countries.   Donor agencies and the private sector can play an more


Regional Integration and Human Development: A Pathway for Africa

The report discusses four main channels linking integration and human development: income; access to services, empowerment, and sustainability. It assesses how factors common to many countries might condition the impacts of regional integration on human development. This qualitative analysis is more


Tourism and Poverty Reduction Strategies in the Integrated Framework for LDCs

This study analyzes LDCs’ tourism development aspirations as provided in the Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies (DTIS) that were carried out under the Integrated Framework. The country matrices below provide unedited extracts from the Diagnostic Trade and Integration Studies that have informed more

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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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