All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 of more

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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 on more

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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 the more

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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

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Making Fiscal Policy Work for the Poor

 This paper is a synthesis of the fiscal policy chapters of a series of country reports carried out by the UNDP as part of the Asia-Pacific Regional Programme on Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction. It focuses on the fiscal policy chapters of the reports and treats other topics in as far as more

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Making Globalization Work for the Least Developed Countries

This paper analyses how LDCs are affected by the current process of globalization, and considers what policies such countries and the international community can implement to increase the share of benefits they receive in this process, while minimizing the costs and risks they bear. more

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Making Infrastructure Work for the Poor

Infrastructure growth and services can play a critical role in economic growth and poverty reduction while human security. Moreover, infrastructure development and services assume a special role in the post-conflict transitional at stages of conflict-ridden countries. Yet the links between more

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Making Sense of MDG Costing

Since technical experts seldom agree on the path towards the MDGs, and no existing method yields accurate cost estimates, it is best to approach MDG costing through a participatory political process, driven by targets. This paper proposes three practical steps for aligning the PRSP and the MTEF more