All Poverty Reduction Publications

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UNDP in Action 2010

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2009/2010 and provides momentum for meeting future demands.  In 2009, in many of the countries where it operates, UNDP continued to experience a high demand for development support in its areas of specialization particularly covering povertymore

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UNDP in Action 2011

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. On the ground in 177 countries and territories worldwide, UNDP continues to assist governments in empowering their citizens through projects and programmes that make a difference in people'smore

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UNDP's Policy Notes on the Economic Impact of the Ebola Virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is impairing the ability of governments to raise revenues, increasing their exposure to domestic and foreign debts and may make them more dependent on aid.   In total, the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are experiencing a shortfall of US$ 328more

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UNDP’s Strategy for Supporting Sustainable and Equitable Management of the Extractive Sector for Human Development

The management of extractive sectors (oil, gas and minerals) is a major challenge and opportunity for developing countries today. The exploitation of non-renewable natural resources has often triggered violent conflicts, degraded the environment, worsened gender and other inequalities, displacedmore

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Ukraine: Impacts of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

This publication explores the poverty and social impact of the financial and economic crisis in Ukraine. The main focus is on identifying key poverty issues, key poverty trends in the pre-crisis period, and changes in these trends during the crisis. The paper highlights suggestions to improvemore

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Unleashing Capacities to Achieve the MDGs

Summary report of the seminar co-hosted by UNDP and the Chr. Michelson Institute, "Unleashing Capacities to Achieve the MDGs," 1-3 May, 2005, part of the Bergen Seminar Series.more

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Unlocking Progress: MAF Lessons from Pilot Countries

Reviews of MDG progress in various countries have revealed many successes, but also the need for urgent, focused action. In the absence of enhanced efforts, many countries risk missing one or more of the targets by the deadline. In others, even if the target will be reached by the country as amore

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Upstream-downstream synergies: Policies linked to practice

Upstream-downstream synergies in all strategic areas of development should be proactively supported since they function as a dynamic cycle that strengthens the two crucial dimensions of capacity development: policy and on-the-ground interventions.more

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Using the Country-Based Development Model to Scale-Up for Results

One result of the 2002 Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development has been the recent commitment to scale up ODA to more poor countries, particularly in Africa. The challenge now is to translate this increased focus and additional resources into sustainable development results. more

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Utilities' Pricing and the Poor: The Case of Armenia

This paper examines the impact of the privatization of certain utilities, including electricity, water, gas, and heating, on poverty in Armenia. more