All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Addressing Global Imbalances: A Development-Oriented Policy Agenda

This working paper uses a revived world trade and income model to examine three markedly difference scenarios of the world economy. more

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Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection

This is a joint statement of DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, IDS, ILO, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The statement emphasizes the importance of making policies more

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Aid Information Management Systems in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

This comparative study reviews existing experiences, lessons learned and good practices regarding the establishment of the Aid Information Management System (AIMS) in selected post-conflict and fragile situations. It compares and analyses the usage of AIMS in Burundi, the Central African Republic more

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Aid for Trade and Human Development: A Guide to Conducting Aid for Trade Needs Assessment Excercises

This guide is designed to help policy makers, trade officials and researchers conduct needs assessment studies on trade and human development under the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative conceived at the 2005 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong. The AfT initiative is one more

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Annual Report 2001

The UNDP of the 21st Century is now focusing much less on traditional project work.  We have sharply narrowed our primary policy focuses to six thematic practice areas, selected because of developing country demand: poverty reduction, democratic governance, sustainable energy and the more

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Arab Development Challenges Report 2011

This second Development Challenges Report, coming at a time when the region is passing through a critical historical juncture, attempts to go beyond the numbers to uncover processes that have underpinned mutually reinforcing drivers of social, economic and political exclusion.   This report more

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Arab Human Development Report 2009

Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups of population and regions and suggest policies, more

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Armenia: Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Households

This report presents the findings from a representative household vulnerability survey conducted across all 11 provinces in Armenia, including Yerevan, in August 2009.  The survey results reflect the impact of the global economic crisis on household incomes, employment, migration processes, more

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Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instances more

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Assessing Markets

This guidance note explains the initial steps to take in order to identify opportunities for effective Inclusive Markets Development (IMD) interventions. This note is a supporting document to the Inclusive Markets Development Handbook, which describes UNDP’s IMD approach in detail.   This note more