All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 unilateral more

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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 on more

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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 this more

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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 its more

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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 poverty more

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MDG Gap task Force Report 2009

The 2009 MDG Gap Task Force Report finds that the Global Partnership for Development has suffered important setbacks, mostly arising from the current state of the world economy. It finds that although aid can be a powerful instrument to reduce poverty, gaps in the delivery of aid and its more

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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 MDGs more

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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, while more