All Poverty Reduction Publications


Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the Poor

Access to basic utility services such as water, electricity and sanitation are essential for meeting internationally agreed development goals. For many of the world’s poorest people, however, these services remain unaffordable or unavailable. The losses in productivity and human potential aremore


Uzbekistan: Addressing Urban Poverty in the Context of the Economic Crisis

This report reviews information on urbanization trends, particularly trends in urban poverty, and documents the most recent economic trends in Uzbekistan in light of the global economic and financial crisis. more


Vanuatu Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

Vanuatu is scheduled to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status in coming years. Yet risks remain, including the possibility of overheating as aid inflows increase and the public sector wage bill rises relative to overall recurrent government expenditure. more

What Will it Take to Achieve the MDGs? An International Assessment

Due to the combination of high food prices, climate change and the impact of the international financial and economic crises, disparities in MDG achievement can be seen within and between countries.  This report identifies a concrete action agenda which informed the outcome of the Worldmore


Why is "Dutch Disease" Always a Disease?

This working paper examines the validity of the claim that ‘scaling up’ ODA in developing countries will cause ‘Dutch Disease’ effects that slow growth and human development. more