All Poverty Reduction Publications

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-incomemore

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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-incomemore

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The Macroeconomics of Aid

Since the advent of the MDGs, many costing exercises have highlighted that in order to attain the MDGs by 2015, current levels of Official Development Assistance (ODA) have to be at least double. But even though Developed Countries are prepared to finance the necessary increase in ODA, do themore

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The Millennium Development Report 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, the report says. Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets—including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and the proportion of peoplemore

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The Millennium Development Report 2014

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. Ninety per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education,more

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The Monopoly of Global Capital Flows: Who Needs Structural Adjustment Now?

The U.S. economy is monopolizing about two-thirds of the total global net savings, and the resulting global imbalances are neither sustainable nor equitable. more

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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries. more

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The Path to Achieving the MDGs

The report draws upon the national experience of 34 countries — 20 of which are in Africa — that have completed their national MDG assessments and shows trends in progress, successes, failures and the impact of the recent global crises. It asserts that, while there is no one approach that couldmore

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The Philippines: Tackling the Poverty and Social Impacts of the Economic Crisis

This study explores the social impact of the global economic crisis by systematically examining the evidence and recent data in the Philippines. Due to a confluence of factors the Philippine economy, unlike many of the major economies in the East Asian region, did not enter recession during themore

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The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Since 2002, the Equator Prize has been awarded to 127more