All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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

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Growth, Employment and Poverty

This paper explores the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction with special focus on the role of employment in shaping the linkage. The empirical basis of the analysis consists of two recent sets of studies: nine UNDP country case studies on “Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction”more

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Guidance Note: Scaling Up Development Programmes

Many Development organizations, national and local governments and civil society organizations are faced with the issue of scaling up development interventions- the main questions raised time and again are: a) what should be scaled up, and how it can be scaled up; b) is there a strong reason for amore

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Guidance Note: UNDP's Role in Achieving MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

This Guidance Note describes and explains UNDP’s role in supporting key  partners to accelerate and sustain progress on MDG 5. It outlines three pillars of UNDP action to improve maternal and reproductive health; highlights initial lessons learned from UNDP efforts in this area; and offersmore

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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

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Guidelines for Non-Voluntary Use of a Patent on Medical Technologies

This paper provides guidance for the effective implementation of public health safeguards and flexibilities in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in order to promote access to medicines to all. more

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How to Build Open Information Societies

This book was prepared by UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia, within the regional Democratic Governance framework, in close cooperation with UNDP field offices in 19 countries that generously shared their experience and knowledge in using information and communication technology formore

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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 humanmore

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Human Development Impact Assessment of Trade Policy: A Toolkit

This Toolkit 'Human Development Impact Assessment (HDIA) of Trade Policy' aims to mainstream human development concerns into domestic policy-making through a participatory approach. Through demonstrating the likely or existing effects of a particular trade policy on people’s lives, the HDIA maymore

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Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals

This primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the Millennium Development Goals in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so. more