All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 seldom more

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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 negative more

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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 to more

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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 fall more

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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 effectiveness more

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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 in more

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Tariff Hikes with Low Investment: The Urban Water Sector in Zambia

According to current estimates, the MDG of halving the 1.1 billion people without access to safe drinking water by 2015 will only be achieved by 2040, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why will it take this long? Because tariffs are unaffordable and investments in infrastructure are extremely low. more

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The Contribution of UNDP-GEF Adaptation Initiatives Towards MDG1

This brief discusses the nexus between climate change and MDG1: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. It highlights UNDP-GEF adaptation programming approaches and initiatives to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to adapt to the long-term impacts of climate change and variability more