Poverty Reduction

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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 resourcesmore


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-incomemore


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 inmore


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 papermore


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 negativemore


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 leadmore


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 workmore


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 MDGsmore


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 themore


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

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
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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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