All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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

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Microinsurance: Demand and Market Prospects for Indonesia

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 Indonesia, as a basis for reducing the vulnerability of poor and low-income people whilemore

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Microinsurance: Demand and Market Prospects for Lao PDR

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 Lao People's Democratic Republic, as a basis for reducing the vulnerability of poor andmore

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Moldova: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Poverty and Social Exclusion

This report looks at the social impact of the economic crisis and envisages the outstanding social impact that it may have in Moldova. Social impacts may be diverse and could affect different population groups, individuals and households in different ways. It also provides an assessment of somemore

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Monetary Policy and Financial Sector Reform in Ghana

This Country Study summarizes the findings and recommendations of a UNDP-supported study on the linkages among central bank policy, the financial structure, and employment outcomes of Ghana. more