All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 lead more

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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 all more

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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 United more

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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

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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

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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

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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 for more

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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

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Integrated Framework for Least Developed Countries

The case stories portrayed provide glimpses on how the Integrated Framework Trust Fund made a difference in enhancing trade opportunities for Comoros, Lesotho, Maldives and Vanuatu, and in so doing contributing to incremental progress toward poverty reduction. In a nutshell, these four cases show more

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Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

About 380 million people still live under $1.25 a day in Sub-Saharan Africa. Access to energy could power poverty reduction, job creation, improved health services, education and it could open new opportunities to women and girls. Access to energy can help achieve the Millennium Development Goals more