All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Output-Based Contracts in Small-Town Water Supply in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

This report presents findings from a review of the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.  Since the introduction of the output-based aid (OBA) scheme in 2008, some towns have seen a relatively rapid increase in the number of connections, while using lessmore

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PPP for Basic Services Delivery (Human Development Viewpoint)

Supporting formal and inclusive tripartite partnerships at the local level between government, business and communities is an effective way to unleash local development and alleviate poverty by increasing poor people's access to basic services. more

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Paraguay: Impact of the Economic Crisis on the MDGs and Social Expenditure

Through a partial equilibrium model, this report estimates the necessary budget resources for the next 10 years to finance social expenditures central to poverty reduction. The study seeks quantify a public investment plan and determine its sustainability and feasibility of reaching goals inmore

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Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Statement from the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Paris on 28 February – 02 March, 2005.more

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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