All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 workmore

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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

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Debt Strategies to Meet the MDGs: Zambia

Zambia has benefited substantially from debt relief under the enhanced HIPC initiative and is poised to continue getting debt relief under the MDRI. However, the resources needed to achieve the MDGs are likely to far exceed those freed up under the debt relief initiatives. The paper discusses themore

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Debt Sustainability and the MDGs in Emerging Market Economies

The fifth in a series of discussion papers on MDGs and debt sustainability, this paper reviews a highly diverse group of middle-income countries and their sovereign debt. It assesses the IMF approach to debt sustainability and makes recommendations on how the MDGs could be incorporated into themore

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Debt Sustainability in HIPC and other Critically Indebted Developing Countries

The fourth in a series of discussion papers on MDGs and debt sustainability, this paper reviews the evidence of the HIPC initiative. Despite significant levels of debt relief through this initiative, in 11 out of 13 countries, debt ratios have deteriorated. The paper makes proposals to enhance themore

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Delivering As One: Report of the Secretary-General's High Level Panel

This November 2006 report, titled "Delivering as One", offers a framework for a unified and coherent UN structure at the country level, providing a series of recommendations to improve the UN's effectiveness in delivering its mandate and responding to new and growing challenges, including themore

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Delivering on Capacity Development Event June 2008

Capacity Development Group hosted a two-day seminar for UNDP colleagues from the global, regional and country levels to discuss how UNDP can deliver on its capacity development agenda. This report provides the key messages and action points emerging from the retreat to facilitate continued dialoguemore

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Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation (Executive Summary)

Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation: Country Experiences is the second in a series of studies exploring the fundamentals of capacity development and the role of external cooperation. It provides concrete inputs to rethinking technical cooperation for today's challenges based on sixmore