All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Tourism Concessions in Protected Natural Areas: Guidelines for Managers

UNDP has a large portfolio of protected area strengthening projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. Many of these projects promote development of a robust protected area tourism concession system and/or individual concessions, as a mechanism for strengthening protected areas, increasingmore

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Tourism and Poverty Reduction Strategies in the Integrated Framework for LDCs

This study analyzes LDCs’ tourism development aspirations as provided in the Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies (DTIS) that were carried out under the Integrated Framework. The country matrices below provide unedited extracts from the Diagnostic Trade and Integration Studies that have informedmore

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Toward Sustainable Development for All in Africa

  Over the years, UNDP has strengthened its partnership with Japan to accelerate sustainable human development in Africa. Our partnership has helped to consolidate peace, advance democratic governance and bolster human security across the continent. TICAD has also helped Africa to develop themore

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Toward a Balanced Sui Generis Plant Variety Regime

The TRIPS Agreement requires members to provide intellectual property protection to plant varieties. This has potential impacts over farming practices in countries that have long depended on informal exchange of farm-saved seed and knowledge. In order to establish a balanced sui generis PVP regime,more

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Towards Human Resilience: Sustaining MDG Progress in an Age of Economic Uncertainty

The recent global economic crisis has reinforced significant concerns about the impact of financial and economic shocks on human development. The increasing frequency of such shocks raises important questions about their systemic character and the ability of developing countries to withstand themore

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Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach to Food Security: A Self-Assessment Tool to Achieve Balanced Plant Regimes

The agricultural sector is a crucial source of food, employment and trade, and so it contributes to overall economic growth and poverty reduction. Increasingly, the privatization and spread of commercial seeds is harming agricultural biodiversity in developing countries. In particular, intellectualmore

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Trade Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services in the LDC Context

LDCs face challenges in the context of the environmental goods and services trade talks: how to gain market access without degrading the environment and how to protect the environment without adversely affecting economic growth, while still advancing in the trade liberalization process. The papermore

Trade for Poverty Reduction

This report examines how well trade policy and poverty reduction are integrated in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. It argues that although trade is figuring prominently in PRSPs, there is a lack of understanding as to how trade and poverty reduction strategies can be fully integrated to spreadmore

Trade on Human Terms

The Report highlights that free trade can benefit the poor of Asia-Pacific if countries adopt bold new policies that harness trade and economic growth to promote people’s well-being. It also highlights the important sub-regional variations in employment performance across the region. Employmentmore

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Trade, Gender and Poverty

This paper focuses on the relationship of trade, on the one hand, with gender and poverty, on the other,within the context of the human development paradigm. Specifically, it examines the impact of trade liberalization on gender inequalities (primarily via employment,wages and the care economy);more