All Poverty Reduction Publications

image

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

image

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, themore

image

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

image

Incentive Systems: Incentives, Motivation, and Development Performance

It is possible to distinguish factors that have motivational effects from other capacity elements. Some are internal, others are external to or "in the environment" of any given system. The question of motivation is inextricably linked with capacity and needs to be analysed and addressed on allmore

image

Indicators for Monitoring the MDGs

This handbook provides guidance on the definitions, rationale, concepts and sources of the data for each of the indicators that are being used to monitor the goals and targets. It expands on an earlier exercise to provide the metadata for the socio-economic indicators that make up the Unitedmore

image

Indicators for Policy Management

 This manual is part of a UNDG initiative designed to help meet this challenge by enhancing statistical capacity and literacy across a large number of partners in order to increase data availability and enable evidence-based policy-making. more

image

Initiatives on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

As part of UNDP's Initiative on Legal Empowerment of the Poor launched in 2007, this booklet illustrates case studies from legal empowerment projects in several countries. more

image

Innovative Approaches to Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment

Written for the High-level Event Partnership Meeting on the MDG3 Global Call to Action, this publication addresses the lack of progress on women's economic empowerment, and highlights promising and innovative approaches from all regions of the world. more

image

Innovative Financing for Development: A New Model for Development Finance?

This Discussion Paper explores recent experiences with innovative sources of development finance in order to capture lessons learned for the more effective implementation of both current and future initiatives.   The paper first looks at what is understood by the term ‘innovative financing formore

image

Institutional Reform and Change Management

This paper focuses on organisational change management processes, the lessons learnt and practices analysed in this regard, and suggestions for good practice to affect change in formal public sector structures.more