All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Fiscal Space in Developing Countries

Following the adoption of the MDGs, the issue of use of fiscal space is all the more acute. Mobilisation of fiscal space must be done in the context of the fight against poverty. more

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Five Years into the Product Patient Regime: India's Response

Many developing countries are able to access affordable medicines as a result of utilizing flexibilities in the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Hence, developments in India have impacts well beyond its borders, given the reliance of the global market, especially developing and least developed countriesmore

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Gains and Losses in Kenya's Road Towards African Integration

This joint UNDP-UNDESA study discusses Kenya’s trade patterns and probes into the likely effects of a couple of African trade integration scenarios. Assisted by a country economy-wide model, the paper looks at the impact of integration on production, exports and imports of goods and services asmore

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Gender and Indicators

What does a world without gender inequality look like? Realising this vision requires inspiring and mobilising social change. Gender-sensitive indicators and other measurements of change are critical for building the case for taking gender (in)equality seriously, for enabling better planning andmore

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Gender and Poverty

The relationship between gender and poverty is a complex and controversial topic that is now being debated more than ever before. Although much policymaking has been informed by the idea of feminization of poverty, the precise nature of the nexus between gender and poverty needs to be bettermore

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Going Local to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

Going Local to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (2009) describes the experiences of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and UNDP in supporting local efforts to achieve the MDGs, by promoting local ownership, understanding local needs and trends, and fostering collaboration betweenmore

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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

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Green Jobs for Women and Youth: What Can Local Governments Do?

The understanding of the vulnerability of natural systems and its impact on human development has led to greater efforts to include climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the policy making process of many countries as well as at the highest level fora to inform both internationalmore

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Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment Approach

This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme inmore