All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Leadership and Change In Post-Conflict States - Lessons From Liberia

This paper represents an effort to understand how leadership can facilitate change in post conflict environments. It focuses on two questions: (1) How leaders manage citizen expectations while ensuring trust and legitimacy; and (2) What allows leaders to transform societies in the aftermath ofmore

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Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work

This report examines ten case studies of how development interventions can support access to land rights for marginalized groups, particularly women, and enable poor informal sector workers to better access legal protection and economic empowerment. Drawing on the experiences of poor andmore

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Lessons from the South African Electricity Crisis

South Africa is suffering an electricity crisis. Blackouts have been widespread and the impact disastrous. Electricity supply is predicted to constrain growth for at least the next five years. How could this have occurred when until recently South Africa had a surplus of cheap electricity? more

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Lithuania: Through Analysis-Based Policy Dialogue Towards Decision Making

This report assesses the actual short and long term impact of the economic crisis on the socioeconomic situation in Lithuania with a view of supporting the government to assess difficult and often contradictory policy options to mitigate the long-term consequences of the crisis. more

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Low Skilled Workers and Bilateral, Regional and Unilateral Initiatives

The lack of progress on trade in services through the movement of natural persons, particularly of low-skilled persons, under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) has been a matter of concern for Least Developed Countries. This paper attempts to understand how bilateral and unilateralmore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2008

There has been much progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but in most parts of the world much more needs to be done. With respect to the eighth goal—to create a global partnership for development—Member States have made concrete commitments focusing in particular onmore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2010

In September 2010, world leaders will take stock of MDG achievements to date at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Much progress has been made since 2000, but there is still a great deal more to be achieved in order to fulfill the promise of the MDGs. In thismore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2012

In its 2012 Report, the MDG Gap Task Force has had difficulty identifying areas of significant new progress towards delivering on commitments to the Global Partnership for Development, and for the first time there are signs of backsliding. The protracted global economic crisis has begun to take itsmore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013

Mixed results on MDG8 commitments by international community Agreements during the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in 2012 and recent meetings of the UN, G8, G20, World Bank Group and others point to efforts being made to find ways to enhance global development and reduce povertymore