All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Capturing Mineral Revenues in Zambia: Past Trends and Future Prospects

Produced by: UNDP, EU-UN Global Partnership on Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Zambia has been exporting copper for more than a century. The country’s mining sector has undergone significant changes during this period. It was under private hands during the colonial era; under public ownershipmore

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Case Evidence on 'Brain Gain'

The brief presents case evidence on 'brain gain' as a capacity development response in the context of institutional reform and incentives. It focuses on the main characteristics of existing brain grain initiatives, the challenges faced, and some of the lessons learned from a select number ofmore

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Case Evidence on 'Ethics and Values in Civil Service Reforms'

This action brief focuses on ways in which ethics and values are promoted in the public service. Three broad approaches – economic, legal, and behavioural – are presented as entry points for effective intervention. The brief examines the role of codes of conduct, education and trainingmore

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Case Evidence on Capacities for Integrated Local Development Planning

This action brief highlights common approaches to local development and related capacity challenges to support integrated local development planning. It provides case evidence on key features of supporting capacity development for facilitating participatory planning through dialogue andmore

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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 capacitymore

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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 citizensmore

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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, andmore

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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 literaturemore

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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 anmore