All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 asmore

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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 betweenmore

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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 MTEFmore

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Malawi Case Study: Social Protection Measures and Labour Markets

This case study responds to a recognized need to improve our understanding on how social and economic policies can be integrated to simultaneously improve social welfare, employment outcomes and inclusive growth. It describes and analyses the impact that pro-poor programmes and socialmore

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Maldives Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

Recent developments in the Maldives, including the 2004 tsunami, have had a negative impact on trade and economic performance. This has resulted in a downturn in the tourism sector which contributes substantially both to GDP and to foreign exchange earnings. This report examines the challenges andmore

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Mapping the Global Partnership for Development: Bangladesh

Faster progress towards the MDGs and sustainable human development, will require countries to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities that globalization presents. This paper presents the global issues that are important for Bangladesh in reducing its poverty and achieving itsmore

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Mapping the Global Partnership for Development: Jamaica

In a globalizing world, a country’s development prospects are shaped by global issues such as trade, migration and climate change. Faster progress towards the MDGs and sustainable human development require countries to respond to challenges and opportunities that globalization presents. This papermore

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Measuring Capacity

This paper helps development practitioners unbundle the question, "what is the measure of capacity?" The paper presents a framework for better defining, capturing and communicating capacity development results. The framework begins with the end in mind – national development goals. Themore

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Microinsurance: Demand and Market Prospects for India

This country study examines and appraises the most urgent social security risks and needs of poor population groups. It provides an overview of existing knowledge on the demand and supply of microinsurance in India, as a basis for reducing the vulnerability of poor and low-income people whilemore