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Syria: Impact of the Economic Crisis on Economy, Inequality and Poverty

The objectives of the study are to undertake a multi-level analysis to quantify the potential short-term impact of the global economic crisis and drought on the domestic economy, including their impact on inequality and poverty. The analysis also evaluates impacts of government intervention to more

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The Philippines: Tackling the Poverty and Social Impacts of the Economic Crisis

This study explores the social impact of the global economic crisis by systematically examining the evidence and recent data in the Philippines. Due to a confluence of factors the Philippine economy, unlike many of the major economies in the East Asian region, did not enter recession during the more

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Millennium Development Goals-based National Development Strategies: Training Modules

This training course from 2007 provides guidance to UN Country Teams and their development partners on the key areas and entry points for working with civil society to design an MDG-based national development strategy. It is a tool to help engage civil society at each stage of the policy process - more

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Ukraine: Impacts of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

This publication explores the poverty and social impact of the financial and economic crisis in Ukraine. The main focus is on identifying key poverty issues, key poverty trends in the pre-crisis period, and changes in these trends during the crisis. The paper highlights suggestions to improve more

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Uzbekistan: Addressing Urban Poverty in the Context of the Economic Crisis

This report reviews information on urbanization trends, particularly trends in urban poverty, and documents the most recent economic trends in Uzbekistan in light of the global economic and financial crisis. more