All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 itsmore

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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

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MDG-based Debt Sustainability Analysis: Egypt

The paper demonstrates that domestic debt in Egypt has replaced foreign debt as a major issue for macroeconomic management and socioeconomic progress. It discusses the background on domestic debt issuance in Egypt, as well as its size, structure, and indicators. more

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Macroeconomic Policies for Poverty Reduction: Syria

 This study aims to prescribe policies that attempt to "solve" as much of the poverty problem as possible on the economic side of the equation while using social policies in a complementary way to reinforce the impact of economic policies.more

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Macroeconomic Policies for Resource-Rich Countries

At a superficial level, the design of macroeconomic policy for resource-rich countries would seem a simple task. The policy goals should be quite obvious: strong growth, economic diversification and poverty reduction. With rare exceptions, these countries are not constrained by the supply ofmore

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Macroeconomic Policy for Growth and Poverty Reduction: An Application to Post-Conflict and Resource-Rich Countries

A fundamental shift in macroeconomic policy thinking is taking place. This shift opens a space for implementing policies that promote growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. In this paper, policies for post-conflict and resource-rich economies are outlined. Fiscal policy would focus onmore

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Mainstreaming Human Rights in Development Policies and Programming: UNDP Experiences

UNDP's work is based on the belief that people experience poverty not only as a lack of income but also as a lack of education or health care or as a lack of dignity and participation in a community. These dimensions of people's lives are considered so important that governments all around themore

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Mainstreaming Poverty Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility more