Poverty Reduction

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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 ofmore


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 notemore


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. Themore


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 supportivemore


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 inmore


Kiribati: Analysis of the 2006 Household Income and Expenditure Survey

This report is the first detailed quantitative analysis of poverty and hardship in Kiribati. It provides estimates of National Food and Basic Needs Poverty Lines for Kiribati based on an analysis of the household data from the 2006 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES). more


Evaluating the Results of PSIA on National Policy Making

This evaluation draws on case studies of Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) conducted in Benin, Malawi, Morocco, Sierra Leone and Uganda, with different institutional and policy contexts. The evaluation confirms the value of policy analysis in progressive policy making. It has identified amore


Social Implications of the Global Economic Crisis in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

This synthesis report identifies common and differentiated impacts, responses and coping strategies across the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The report outlines a series of time-bound recommendations to reduce the negative impact of the economic crisis on the urban and ruralmore


The Philippines: Tackling the Poverty and Social Impacts of the Economic Crisis

This study explores the social impact of the global economic crisis by systematically examining the evidence and recent data in the Philippines. Due to a confluence of factors the Philippine economy, unlike many of the major economies in the East Asian region, did not enter recession during themore

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
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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