All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Results: Somalia

Since 1991, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping the people of Somalia to recover from years of conflict while setting the country on the path to development. UNDP’s strategy in Somalia focuses on making progress towards peace and meeting people’s humanitarian and more

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Results: South Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Sudan has focused on helping the Government of South Sudan to build state institutions leading up first to the January 2011 referendum on self-determination, and then to the declaration of independence on 9 July, 2011.   With a 2011 more

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Results: Spain UNDP Trust Fund

The Spain-UNDP Trust Fund was established in April, 2007 to support the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) democratic governance and poverty reduction initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Thanks to support from the Trust Fund, in just 33 months UNDP has put into more

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Results: Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the people of Sudan to overcome the consequences of decades of conflict, and to ensure a peaceful transition from recovery to stability.   UNDP Sudan focuses on preventing future conflicts in the country, as well as building more

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Role of Aid Management Systems

This paper describes how aid information management systems support all aspects of implementing the Paris Declaration and good practice in selecting and implementing such systems, based on several years’ experience in a variety of country situations. more

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SADC Regional Development Report 2000

The Regional Human Development Reports serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the SADC Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as more

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Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations

Scaling-up integrated local development innovations is key to achieving sustainable and equitable development, especially when these innovations are driven by national and local governments and actors. In order to best support countries to scale up proven local successes and achieve more

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Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations: A Global Programme Partnership Proposal

With just five years until the 2015 target date, many countries have made substantial progress toward achieving their nationally set targets. Before 2008, many developing countries enjoyed strong economic growth that helped reduce poverty and strengthen public service delivery. Even with the recent more

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Scaling up Islamic Microfinance in Bangladesh through the Private Sector: Experience of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL)

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, a private sector Islamic bank, developed the Rural Development Scheme (RDS), an innovative Islamic microfinance channel to answer the demand of the rural Muslim poor in Bangladesh who were left out from conventional micro financing due to religious beliefs. This case more

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Scaling up Local Innovations for Transformational Change

Scaling up local development initiatives are important for achieving the MDGs and human development. While significant progress has been made towards meeting the MDG targets globally, large disparities still persist within countries. Poverty remains concentrated in rural areas and urban slums, and more