All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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

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Privatising Basic Utilities in Africa: A Rejoinder

In this IPC Policy Research brief, John Nellis argues that th ease of improving the performance of state-owned firms has been overestimated, while the amount of investment capital required in African water and electricity sectors has been underestimated. more

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Privatising Basic Utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: The MDG Impact

This policy research brief draws on the findings of a UNDP-supported book to analyse the effects of privatisation on the delivery of water and electricity. It concludes that privatisation has been a widespread failure. This has hampered progress on the Millennium Development Goals for both watermore

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Privatization and Renationalization: What went wrong in Bolivia's water sector?

NOTE: This paper is made available for sale on the following website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X12001544 Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper investigates the impact of water service privatization in Bolivia. It compares the performance ofmore

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Pro-Poor Fiscal Policy in Cambodia

This publication reviews Cambodia's historical and current macroeconomic trends and policy directions. It illuminates a number of conclusions regarding aspects of Cambodia’s current macro-fiscal strategy and point out the implications for the macroeconomics of poverty reduction. more

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Pro-Poor Governance and the Policy Process: A Framework

 This framework serves as a tool for assessing the extent to which policy making processes are pro-poor and to help in diagnosing the necessary corrective actions for enhancing poverty sensitivity of policy processes. The framework is applied to experiences of participatory budgeting in Latinmore

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Programme Design Questions for Scaling up Development Innovations for Transformational Change

Scaling up development innovations to achieve transformational change is about enhancing development effectiveness. Various evaluations have suggested UNDP and other development partners to support scaling-up of successful pilot initiatives to achieve efficient, effective and sustainablemore