All Poverty Reduction Publications

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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 a more

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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 for more

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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 expenditures more

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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 positive more

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Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works with a diverse range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in the Asia-Pacific region to help lift people out of poverty, build strong, independent and resilient communities and promote human rights, and thereby more

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Fast Facts: Global Economic Crisis

The global economic crisis is now a human development crisis, and for the most vulnerable among us, it is compounded by existing challenges. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working in close partnership with the United Nations (UN) family and other multilateral institutions, is well more

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Fast Facts: Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Declaration, endorsed by 189 world leaders at the UN in September 2000, is a commitment to work together to build a safer, more prosperous and equitable world. The Declaration was translated into a roadmap setting out eight time-bound and measurable goals to be reached by 2015, known more

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Fast Facts: Poverty Analysis and Monitoring

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis helps governments to understand the impact their policy decisions have on the poor, as well as to anticipate the negative consequences of such policies and allow those most affected by policy choices to be heard. Yet, many developing countries currently lack more