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

In its latest report, the MDG Gap Task Force found much progress towards achieving the goals set under MDG 8. There was a notable increase in official development assistance, a breakthrough in trade negotiations in Bali, an extension of duty-free and quota-free access to developed country marketsmore

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MDG Good Practices

This document sets out guidelines for best practices in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It features practical projects and programmes that governments and their partners have developed in their efforts to achieve the MDGs. more

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MDG Needs Assessment Tools

MDG needs assessments map out the scale of practical interventions required to meet the MDGs in a country, with special focus on infrastructure, human resources and financial requirements. The results of such assessments can form the basis for developing country-specific strategies to meet the MDGsmore

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MDG-Consistent Debt Sustainability

The third in a series of discussion papers on Millennium Development Goals and debt sustainability, this paper makes suggestions for a more MDG-consistent debt sustainability concept. For countries that have achieved debt sustainability, it proposes new debt sustainability indicators, whilemore