All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Partners in Development

This report, prepared by United Nations Global Compact, UNDP and Bertelsmann Stiftung, provides concrete advice how donors and development partners can better engage the private sector for development in the least developed countries.   Donor agencies and the private sector can play anmore

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Plenty of Room? Fiscal Space in a Resource Abundant Economy

 The typical problems faced by developing economies in financing the fight against poverty should, in the very least, be severely attenuated in mineral rich economies. The problem of these economies, a skeptic may dispute, is not finding more resources: it is using them more efficiently. more

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Policy Brief: Employment Guarantee Policies

This Policy Brief discusses the importance of addressing issues of gender equality and employment guarantee policies, targeting UNDP country offices and their national partners (e.g., national, regional and local governments and parliaments, academia,media, civil society and the private sector). Itmore

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Policy Brief: Unpaid Care Work

This Policy Brief provides insight into to the importance of addressing issues of gender equality and unpaid carework in national development policies and strategies. It targets UNDP country offices and their national counterparts (e.g., national, regional and local governments andmore

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Policy Options for Financing Human Development: Fiscal Space

To finance MDGs, developing countries need significant resources – external and domestic. The conventional approaches that look only at the trade-off between fiscal expansion and prudent economic management need to be reconsidered. This book proposes a new conceptual framework that also considersmore

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Poverty Reduction and Human Rights

The scope of thinking about concepts and content of development and the definition of poverty is steadily moving towards a human rights-based vision. Individual entitlements, capabilities, freedoms and rights are emphasized more than ever before. more

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Poverty Thematic Trust Fund 2010 Annual Report

The Poverty Thematic Trust Fund (TT F) is a flexible financing tool designed to fund innovative, catalytic and strategic development interventions to promote inclusive development and reduce all forms of poverty. It helps UNDP align its global, regional and country experiences and lessons aroundmore

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Poverty Thematic Trust Fund 2011 Annual Report

The Poverty Thematic Trust Fund (PTTF) has been a catalytic support to country, regional and global projects for poverty reduction for over a decade. During the past two years, the PTTF has funded 28 country projects, six regional initiatives and global policy advisory services.   This reportmore

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Preparing National Strategies to Achieve the MDGs

This handbook is a hands-on guide to help developing countries prepare MDG-based national development strategies. It translates the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project and lessons learned through the project’s country advisory work into a user-friendly “how-to” format that can assistmore

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Private Sector Forum on Remittances and Development

The 8 September 2006 forum brought together over 50 participants from companies dealing with remittances, microfinance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) together with regulators and parties that can support projects, including investment funds, multilateral institutions, UN Missions,more