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Guidance Note: UNDP's Role in Achieving MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

This Guidance Note describes and explains UNDP’s role in supporting key  partners to accelerate and sustain progress on MDG 5. It outlines three pillars of UNDP action to improve maternal and reproductive health; highlights initial lessons learned from UNDP efforts in this area; and offers more

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Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals

This primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the Millennium Development Goals in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so. more

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Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Human Development and the MDGs in Africa

Will the crisis have long term consequences for human development and MDG achievement in Africa? What policies can address them? This paper examines similar episodes in the past and uses a simple framework to assess the impact on human development and MDGs. It demonstrates how the crisis can lead more

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Indicators for Monitoring the MDGs

This handbook provides guidance on the definitions, rationale, concepts and sources of the data for each of the indicators that are being used to monitor the goals and targets. It expands on an earlier exercise to provide the metadata for the socio-economic indicators that make up the United more

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Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

About 380 million people still live under $1.25 a day in Sub-Saharan Africa. Access to energy could power poverty reduction, job creation, improved health services, education and it could open new opportunities to women and girls. Access to energy can help achieve the Millennium Development Goals more