Inclusive Development

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A Toolkit of Policy Options to Support Inclusive Green Growth

The non-prescriptive Inclusive Green Growth Toolkit developed by four International Organizations (IOs) - AfDB, OECD, UN, and WB - at the request of the G20 Development Working Group under the Mexican G20 Presidency in June 2012 and updated in July 2013 aims at providing policy-makersmore

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Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection

This is a joint statement of DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, IDS, ILO, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The statement emphasizes the importance of making policiesmore

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African Agribusiness Development Programme Toolkit

This toolkit sets out the programme’s conditions for starting up an ASDP in an African country and it suggests several tools for implementing the programme. It is firstly targeted towards UNDP COs willing to design an ASDP. The tool will form a framework to create commitment of National Governmentsmore

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Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

This report highlights the imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs and asserts that more needs to be done to ensure that women equally share the benefits arising from the global knowleldge-based economy. more

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Brokering Inclusive Business Models

The objective of this publication is to provide the essential information and tools to build inclusive business models with companies and other partners.   A broker, as conceptualized in this primer, facilitates partnerships between civil society, the public and the private sectors. Themore

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Can Privatization and Commercialisation of Public Services Help Achieve the MDGs

This working paper argues that reliance on private sector provision will fail to address the central challenges of public sector delivery. The process of privatization creates an incentive framework that undermines, rather than strengthens, the accountability and capacity of the State to providemore

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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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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, themore

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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 improvemore

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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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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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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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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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Fiscal Decentralization and Poverty Reduction

 This primer is intended to provide an introduction to the main principles of fiscal decentralisation, to examine linkages between poverty reduction and fiscal decentralisation, to briefly describe major comparative experiences, and to clarify UNDP’s approaches and entry points. more

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Fiscal Space for Public Investment

A development transformation requires a major scaling up in public investment. Yet current fiscal rules used to assess fiscal solvency and sustainability limit the scope for such a scaling up. This paper examines the basis for this argument and explores the analytical and policy possibilities tomore

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Fiscal Space for What?

This paper proposes a framework and policy instruments to secure fiscal space for financing a national development strategy. For many developed countries, fiscal policy means managing structural shocks and increasing access to key public goods. For most low-income countries, significant andmore

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Fiscal Space in Developing Countries

Following the adoption of the MDGs, the issue of use of fiscal space is all the more acute. Mobilisation of fiscal space must be done in the context of the fight against poverty. more

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Green Jobs for Women and Youth: What Can Local Governments Do?

The understanding of the vulnerability of natural systems and its impact on human development has led to greater efforts to include climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the policy making process of many countries as well as at the highest level fora to inform both internationalmore

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Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment Approach

This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme inmore

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Growth, Employment and Poverty

This paper explores the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction with special focus on the role of employment in shaping the linkage. The empirical basis of the analysis consists of two recent sets of studies: nine UNDP country case studies on “Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction”more