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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 in more

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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 a more

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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 by more

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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 of more

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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 informed more

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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 the more

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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 the more

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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, intellectual more

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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 paper more