All Poverty Reduction Publications

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The Development Advocate: Afghanistan Edition

The Afghanistan Edition of the Development Advocate showcases stories from successful projects in the UNDP's largest country programme.   "All the stories of our projects there, some bigger in scope than others, have at their core the common aspirations of a people yearning to make their more

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The Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Developing Countries

This paper identifies three key channels of transmission of the financial crisis from developed to developing countries: capital flows, trade and remittances, and provides broad recommendations for policy responses at the national level, proposing sweeping reforms at the global and regional level. more

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The Financial Crisis and its Impact on Developing Countries

In this paper, Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo identify three key channels of transmission of the financial crisis from developed to developing countries: capital flows, trade and remittances. The paper provides broad recommendations for policy responses at the national level, and more

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The Global Conversation Begins - Emerging views for a new development agenda

The United Nations and partners have launched an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This global conversation responds to a growing call for active more

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The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

While the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) initiative represents a significant break from traditional debt relief, it is not a robust or fast enough intervention. This practice note details some arguments on how to expand the HIPC initiative and elaborates on UNDP’s role in the initiative and more

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The Impact of the Doha Round on Kenya

This study analyzes the benefits and costs of trade liberalization and policy choices for Kenya in the context of the WTO Doha Round. A positive balance for Kenya will depend on reduced support to agriculture in developed countries and how much protection Kenya can retain to its manufacturing more

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The MDG Acceleration Framework Toolkit

The MAF provides national stakeholders with a systematic approach to identify and analyse bottlenecks that are causing MDGs to veer off-track or to advance too slowly. It then aims to generate shared diagnostics and to recommend comprehensive, collaborative and focused actions, based on prioritized more

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The Macroeconomic Debate on Scaling-up HIV/AIDS Financing

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a rapidly unfolding human development tragedy that demands an urgent, scaled-up global response. Yet ill-founded qualms about upsetting macroeconomic stability stand in the way of dramatically increasing Official Development Assistance (ODA)to tackle the epidemic. more

The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Resource Inflow

This paper discusses resource flows to developing countries. The findings show that many countries had managed to attract an increasing volume of foreign resources. However, their global allocation remained uneven, with the majority of resources –  even foreign aid – flowing to middle-income more

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The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Resource Inflows

This paper discusses resource flows to developing countries. The findings show that many countries had managed to attract an increasing volume of foreign resources. However, their global allocation remained uneven, with the majority of resources – even foreign aid – flowing to middle-income more