All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Case Study on UNDP's Partnership with the Global Fund in Liberia

This publication documents the successful partnership in Liberia among UNDP, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The report shares successes and lessons learned in programme implementation, service delivery and capacity more

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Case studies of sustained and successful development cooperation - Supporting Transformational Change Booklet

UNDP has been engaged in development cooperation for more than 50 years. While the modalities of its projects and programmes have evolved, the ultimate purpose of its work has remained the same: to assist UN Member States to improve the living standards and life opportunities of their citizens more

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Changing Policy and Practice from Below

This study includes nine case studies that illustrate how community groups can be mobilize and helped to utilize their social capital for achieving sustainable development benefits of different kinds. Three functions are described – articulating citizens’ interests, defending citizens’ rights, and more

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Civil Society Engagement in PSIA Processes: A Review

Civil Society Engagement in PSIA Processes: A Review (2007), a study commissioned by UNDP and prepared by the Overseas Development Institute, calls for broader national participation in Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) processes. The paper draws on a review of the international literature more

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Civil Society Perspectives on the MDGs

This document from 2004 is a collection of essays from civil society actors on the implication of the MDGs on their work. Topics include the intersection of the MDGs and the women's movement, WTO rules, poverty and the environment, and indigenous peoples. more

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Claiming the MDGs: An Empowerment Framework

The primary focus of this framework is on the most vulnerable groups – those who are not represented in the ‘average’ figures used to determine aggregate resource needs. The Empowerment Framework provides a guide to ‘what to look for’ when undertaking sector-based needs assessments to inform an more

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Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge

The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). more

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Coordinated Support to Reduce Poverty and Achieve the MDGs

2009 was a critical year for poverty reduction. While the world is approaching the last five years before the 2015 deadline for achieving the MDGs, the global economic, climate and food crises are threatening to slow or even to reverse gains in human development in some countries. Through its work more

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Debating the Provision of Basic Utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite the World Bank’s ample support for privatisation and exaggerated promises for privatisation’s performance, it has performed miserably in sub-Saharan Africa. Is it time to rethink supporting the private sector in this region? more