Poverty Reduction

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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 andmore


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, andmore


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, themore


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 anmore


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 ismore


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 informedmore

Regional, National Aid for Trade Need Assessments in Central Asia and Caucasus

The Aid for Trade Regional Review represents a summary of the findings of the national Aid for Trade Needs Assessment (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). The Regional Review has been compiled by Daniel Ivarsson, lead author of the publication.   Whilemore


How to Conduct Aid for Trade Needs Assessment in Transition Countries

This guide is designed to help policymakers, trade officials and researchers conduct needs assessment studies on trade and human development under the Aid for Trade initiative, focusing on transition economies. Despite the variations between countries and the challenges of linking trade and humanmore


Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations: A Global Programme Partnership Proposal

With just five years until the 2015 target date, many countries have made substantial progress toward achieving their nationally set targets. Before 2008, many developing countries enjoyed strong economic growth that helped reduce poverty and strengthen public service delivery. Even with the recentmore


Good Practice Guide: Improving Access to Treatment with Flexibilities in TRIPS

Analyses public health flexibilities in the TRIPS Agreement and provides examples where and how have they been used by governments. It can be used by legislators and policy makers in discussions on adopting or reforming legislation, in formulating national intellectual property rights (IPR) andmore

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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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.


Our work on Povery Reduction
UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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