All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 the more

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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 the more

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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 the more

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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 the more

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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 dialogue more

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Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs

There has been much progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but in most parts of the world much more needs to be done. With respect to the eighth goal—to create a global partnership for development—Member States have made concrete commitments focusing in particular on more

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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 six more

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Developing Capacity Through Technical Cooperation (Full Text)

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 six more

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Development Policy Journal--Special Issue on Technical Cooperation

This second issue contains articles by experts and practitioners involved in UNDP's Reforming Technical Cooperation for Capacity Development initiative. Some articles examine the basic premises of technical cooperation while others look at the question mainly from the either the donor or the more

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Development Policy Journal: Capacity for Sustainable Development

With this inaugural issue of the Development Policy Journal, UNDP is launching a new forum for presenting ideas on applied policies. This issue brings together five papers which derive from UNDP's experience with the Capacity 21 initiative and a sixth paper which looks to the future, anticipating more