All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 offers more

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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 of more

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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 for more

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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 human more

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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 may more

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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

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Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy options in combating this major development challenge of our more

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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

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Illicit Financial Flows from the Least Developed Countries 1990-2008

This paper explores the scale and composition of illicit financial flows from the 48 LDCs. This issue has been recognised by the UN as important for development and the MDGs. Illicit capital flight is a major hindrance to the mobilisation of domestic resources for development. Through the UN, the more