All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Strategy for Scaling Up Support to the MDGs

This document outlines a strategy for strengthening the UN system’s support to governments to accelerate progress towards MDGs by combining policy support for the MDGs with capacity development for service delivery, strategic planning, and resource mobilization. more

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Supporting Capacities for Integrated Local Development

This Practice Note aims to provide a concise overview of the capacity challenges involved in local development and potential ways to address them. The Note provides a point of reference for discerning where capacity development investments and efforts could be focused, rather than set solutions ormore

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Supporting Capacities for Integrated Local Development Practice Note

This practice note provides a concise overview of the capacity challenges involved in local development and provides a point of reference for discerning where CD investments and efforts could be focused. more

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Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldommore

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Symposium on Capacity Development, Tokyo, 2004

This report of the Tokyo International Symposium held February 4-6, 2004 reflects the focus areas of the six working groups, and examines ways to enhance understanding of the role of partnerships with external actors as catalysts for change in supporting capacity development processes.more

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Synthesis Report of 18 PSIA studies

This synthesis report presents the key findings from PSIA economic crisis studies based on a review of 18 country reports. PSIA studies conducted in these countries cover many different problems exacerbated by the economic crisis and present wide-ranging policy options to mitigate its negativemore

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Syria: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Economy, Inequality and Poverty

The objectives of the study are to undertake a multi-level analysis to quantify the potential short-term impact of the global economic crisis and drought on the domestic economy, including their impact on inequality and poverty. The analysis also evaluates impacts of government intervention tomore

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Taking Action: Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering Women

This report argues that there are many practical steps that can reduce inequalities based on gender, inequalities that constrain the potential to reduce poverty and achieve high levels of well-being in societies around the world. Without leadership and political will, however, the world will fallmore

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Taking Default Positions for Capacity Development

Ten default principles provide a rigorous yet flexible safeguard that helps policy-makers and development practitioners pursue sensible, customised approaches to reinforce local ownership and nurture domestic capacity, crucial for development effectivenessmore

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Taming Finance by Empowering Regulators

This paper examines important and desirable reforms of the international financial regulatory and taxation architecture, both from the perspective of their technical desirability and their political feasibility. The paper provides insights into how to increase the chances that desirable changes inmore