All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 approachmore

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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

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Europe and CIS Regional Human Development Report 2008

The human cost of social exclusion   The report draws on data from an innovative six-country research study conducted by UNDP together with Oxford University researchers and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV that looked at exclusion in the health,more

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Evaluating the Results of PSIA on National Policy Making

This evaluation draws on case studies of Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) conducted in Benin, Malawi, Morocco, Sierra Leone and Uganda, with different institutional and policy contexts. The evaluation confirms the value of policy analysis in progressive policy making. It has identified amore

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Experts Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming of PRSPs in Selected African Countries

The objective of this meeting was to provide a forum for concrete and action-oriented dialogue on the important challenge of mainstreaming gender into national poverty reduction strategies and capacity development. Participants worked to develop and strengthen the operationalisation tools formore

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Exploring the Employment Nexus: Topics in Employment and Poverty

While it seems intuitively obvious that decent work should be important for poverty reduction in particular and human development in general, much work remains to be done before the analytical and empirical relationships between the two are clearly understood. more

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External Debt and the Millennium Development Goals

This second discussion paper on debt and Millennium Development Goals presents an innovative framework for restructuring payments on external debt. The proposed framework links debt payments to a country’s ability to meet the MDGs (or what countries can afford after their vital MDG expendituresmore

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Fast Facts: Civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public institutions

Across the world, youth remain at the margins of the political, social and economic mainstream. Yet, youth engagement and participation is central to achieving sustainable human development. Young people have the right to participate in all levels of society and have the potential to be positivemore

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Fast Facts: Development and Extractive Industries

Development of extractive industries, around oil, gas and minerals, holds the promise of raising incomes and living standards. However, many resource-dependent countries are also unable to fully benefit from their natural wealth.   Poverty can still persist; jobs may be hard to come by; themore