Poverty Reduction

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Coordinated Support to Reduce Poverty and Achieve the MDGs

2009 was a critical year for poverty reduction. While the world is approaching the last five years before the 2015 deadline for achieving the MDGs, the global economic, climate and food crises are threatening to slow or even to reverse gains in human development in some countries. Through its work more


MDG Needs Assessment Tools

MDG needs assessments map out the scale of practical interventions required to meet the MDGs in a country, with special focus on infrastructure, human resources and financial requirements. The results of such assessments can form the basis for developing country-specific strategies to meet the MDGs more


Jamaica’s Debt Exchange

This Discussion Paper examines the Jamaica Debt Exchange Programme, and asks whether the initiative will help release additional funds for poverty reduction and restore debt sustainability to the island. The debt exchange will release over US$500 million in extra resources in 2010 but the more


Armenia: Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Households

This report presents the findings from a representative household vulnerability survey conducted across all 11 provinces in Armenia, including Yerevan, in August 2009.  The survey results reflect the impact of the global economic crisis on household incomes, employment, migration processes, more


Guide to Partnership Building

This Partnership Handbook is designed to build the skills, confidence and competencies of partnership brokers. The term ‘broker’ is used in this context as a generic term to cover the multiplicity of roles these people are involved with: promoting, building and process managing partnerships of more


Assessing Markets

This guidance note explains the initial steps to take in order to identify opportunities for effective Inclusive Markets Development (IMD) interventions. This note is a supporting document to the Inclusive Markets Development Handbook, which describes UNDP’s IMD approach in detail.   This note more


Brokering Inclusive Business Models

The objective of this publication is to provide the essential information and tools to build inclusive business models with companies and other partners.   A broker, as conceptualized in this primer, facilitates partnerships between civil society, the public and the private sectors. The more


Uzbekistan: Addressing Urban Poverty in the Context of the Economic Crisis

This report reviews information on urbanization trends, particularly trends in urban poverty, and documents the most recent economic trends in Uzbekistan in light of the global economic and financial crisis. more


IMD Handbook

The Inclusive Markets Development (IMD) approach recognizes that different interventions are required at different places and times in order to ensure that markets function more effectively for the poor. This may include entrepreneurship promotion, enterprise development and creation of supportive more


Paraguay: Impact of the Economic Crisis on the MDGs and Social Expenditure

Through a partial equilibrium model, this report estimates the necessary budget resources for the next 10 years to finance social expenditures central to poverty reduction. The study seeks quantify a public investment plan and determine its sustainability and feasibility of reaching goals in more

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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Fast Facts
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
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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