Poverty Reduction

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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.   While more


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 human more


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 recent more


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) and more


Intellectual Property, Agrobiodiversity and Gender Considerations

Women in agriculture in the developing world play key roles as farmers, custodians and users of traditional knowledge and seed managers, and ensure rural food security and maintenance of agricultural biodiversity. Expansive IP rights with limited safeguards for plant varieties and genetic resources more


The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Resource Inflows

This paper discusses resource flows to developing countries. The findings show that many countries had managed to attract an increasing volume of foreign resources. However, their global allocation remained uneven, with the majority of resources – even foreign aid – flowing to middle-income more


Taming Finance by Empowering Regulators

This paper examines important and desirable reforms of the international financial regulatory and taxation architecture, both from the perspective of their technical desirability and their political feasibility. The paper provides insights into how to increase the chances that desirable changes in more


Synthesis Report of 18 PSIA studies

This synthesis report presents the key findings from PSIA economic crisis studies based on a review of 18 country reports. PSIA studies conducted in these countries cover many different problems exacerbated by the economic crisis and present wide-ranging policy options to mitigate its negative more


Trade Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services in the LDC Context

LDCs face challenges in the context of the environmental goods and services trade talks: how to gain market access without degrading the environment and how to protect the environment without adversely affecting economic growth, while still advancing in the trade liberalization process. The paper more


Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Human Development and the MDGs in Africa

Will the crisis have long term consequences for human development and MDG achievement in Africa? What policies can address them? This paper examines similar episodes in the past and uses a simple framework to assess the impact on human development and MDGs. It demonstrates how the crisis can lead 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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