All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Project Implementation Units (Human Development Viewpoint)

PIUs, though holding promise for efficient project management and operations, may over time exacerbate the very problems that made them necessary to begin with. If still employed, it must be ensured that they are compatible and integrated with the broader reform processes and have an explicit exitmore

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Public Administration Reform Practice Note

This is the UNDP Practice Note on Public Administration Reform. The first part provides the conceptual framework for PAR, sets out UNDP's mandate, and summarises the issues around PAR. The second part points to UNDP's comparative advantages and provides practical guidance and tools for PARmore

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Quality Public Service Delivery at the Local Level in the Western Balkans

This study analyses the trends and capacity development challenges of decentralized service delivery in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. more

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Quick Wins

Quick impact initiatives, or "Quick Wins,” are designed to bring vital gains in well-being to millions of people and start countries on the path to the Millennium Development Goals. more

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Realizing Africa's Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity

This report, prepared by UNDP's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive business in sub-Saharan Africa and the ecosystems underlying the enterprises and entrepreneurs driving such approaches. It identifies promising opportunities in strengthening these ecosystems,more

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Realizing the future we want for all

The first report from the UN system on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Realizing the Future We Want for All – recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality,more

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Reflections on State Institution-Building Support in Timor Leste

This paper provides a detailed description of achievements, challenges, and suggestions for the future in the area of capacity development intervention, capacity development measurement, collaboration with the peacekeeping mission, and resource mobilisation. The paper also covers practical 'tools'more

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Reforming without Resourcing

Public water supply systems have increasingly been subject to commercialisation or corporatisation in the developing world. By reforming the public sector in the image of independent and self-sufficient private enterprises, the chief aim of commercialisation is to improve the efficiency ofmore

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Regional Consultation on Migration, Remittances and Development

The Regional Consultation on Migration, Remittances and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean brought together 75 representatives from 13 countries. A main focus was to explore financial options that could help mobilise private exchanges of support as tools for greater impact.more

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Regional Integration and Human Development: A Pathway for Africa

The report discusses four main channels linking integration and human development: income; access to services, empowerment, and sustainability. It assesses how factors common to many countries might condition the impacts of regional integration on human development. This qualitative analysis ismore