All Poverty Reduction Publications

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Development Policy Journal: MDGs. Volume 3

The third issue of the Development Policy Journal brings together into a single publication recent articles written by and for UNDP on the Millennium Development Goals. more

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Disability Rights: The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD)

The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN entities, governments, Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and the broader civil society to advance disability rights around the world. In particular, the more

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Domestic Resource Mobilization, Fiscal Space, and the MDGs

The first in a series of discussion paper on MDGs and debt, this paper argues that domestic resource mobilization is an important alternative to external borrowing. Examining two forms of domestic resource mobilization, tax revenues and domestic borrowing, it concludes with findings and policy more

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Employing India: Guaranteeing Jobs for the Rural Poor

India’s rural employment guarantee is a milestone in social policy and employment creation. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was mandated in 2005 to implement an ambitious, demand-driven employment-creation program to benefit the rural poor through projects that improve more

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Employment Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experience of Ghana

The impact of structural adjustment programs in many Sub-Saharan African countries on unemployment and poverty in the short-run has been weak due to the partial and fragmented nature of the policies. more

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Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainable more

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En Route to Equality: A Gender Review of National MDG Reports

This global review of national Millennium Development Goal reports is a follow-up to a pilot exercise commissioned by the Bureauof Development Policy, UNDP in 2003. The findings provide an additional gender dimension to the review of national reports, and demonstrate the added value of including a more

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Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies

This paper explores the how gender fits into macroeconomic analysis at the conceptual, modeling, empirical, and policy formulation levels. The last section provides a brief summary of UNDP's efforts in the area of gender and macroeconomics. more

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Environmental Finance Services Brochure

 This brochure outlines how UNDP is helping governments to attract and drive private investment towards sustainable solutions by combining and sequencing various financial instruments to effect policy change. These environmental finance services of UNDP offer an innovative and robust approach more

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Equitable Access to Basic Services

Current practice in utility provision involves the following. Governments retain ownership and pay for capital investments, while privatising the operations and management of the companies. Does this modality guarantee equitable access to water and electricity services? more