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Latin America and the Caribbean Human Development Report 2010

The Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010 champions a new approach to understanding and tackling the prevailing inequality in terms of human development plaguing Latin American and Caribbean countries. The report is divided into six chapters, which explore the more

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Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender-Sensitive Policy and Practical Guidelines

Disasters don’t discriminate, but people do. Existing socio-economic conditions mean that disasters can lead to different outcomes even for demographically similar communities - but inevitably the most vulnerable groups suffer more than others. Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuate more

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Policy briefing paper: Gender Sensitive Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies

To further the UN’s commitment to empower women and work towards gender equality in times of war and of peace,in 2006, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP/BCPR) and the Department more

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Practice Note on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-combatants

This UNDP Practice Note is a contribution to a wider UN effort to enhance cooperation and improve effectiveness in the area of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration(DDR) of ex-combatants. This Practice Note defines DDR and outlines UNDP’s role in the process. It reflects on lessons learned more

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Price of Peace: Financing for Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

UNDP-commissioned case studies in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste examine whether and how resources were allocated and used in post-conflict reconstruction initiatives to promote gender equality and address women’s needs. They also examine how funding of post-conflict more

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SADC Regional Development Report 2000

The Regional Human Development Reports serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the SADC Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as more

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Support for Local Governance and Gender Mainstreaming in Southern Sudan

 This synthesis note presents the main findings of the assessment of Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) projects on Support for Local Governance and Gender Mainstreaming in Southern Sudan. Published as part of the DGTTF Lessons Learned Series. more

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Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldom more