All Poverty Reduction Publications

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Millennium Development Goals-based National Development Strategies: Training Modules

This training course from 2007 provides guidance to UN Country Teams and their development partners on the key areas and entry points for working with civil society to design an MDG-based national development strategy. It is a tool to help engage civil society at each stage of the policy process -more

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The Role of Economic Policies in Poverty Reduction

This practice note addresses pro-poor economic policies, including macroeconomic policies, restructuring and redistribution. It charts out the general direction for UNDP assistance to programme countries to achieve the greatest impact on poverty by combining sustainable growth and greater equity. more

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The Role of Public Investment in Poverty Reduction

 This paper explores the linkages between public investment, growth and poverty reduction, with the aim of providing an overall view of existing theories, evidence and methods, and of examining ways to provide better guidance to policy-makers in the use of available techniques and informationmore

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The Role of UNDP in the Changing Aid Environment at the Country level

At its June 2008 session, the Executive Board “endorse[d], in principle, a four-year pilot period, starting in September 2008, for enabling UNDP financial contributions to pooled funding and sector budget support, on a case-by-case basis, upon the request of the recipient country and inmore

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The Role of the UN System in a Changing Aid Environment

This document spells out a United Nations Development Group (UNDG) position on sector support and sector programmes, based on country-level experiences, with a focus on identifying pro-poor strategies for improving sector performance; negotiating key policy issues; and harmonising procedures with amore

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The UN System and New Aid Modalities

In this report, a group of analysts and advisors were asked to 1) Assess the UN system's participation in new aid modalities, including direct budget support, sector wide approach programmes, and other modalities as relevant; 2) Assess the perceptions of the UN system's role and performance held bymore

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The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance

This report presents the first results of the surveys based on an analysis of only part of the available data, which will be published later in several thematic reports. In this sense, the results presented are a first step in addressing the severe lack of data on the socio-economic situation ofmore

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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