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Fast Facts: Development and Extractive Industries

Development of extractive industries, around oil, gas and minerals, holds the promise of raising incomes and living standards. However, many resource-dependent countries are also unable to fully benefit from their natural wealth.   Poverty can still persist; jobs may be hard to come by; themore

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Fast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

Global policies in international trade, intellectual property rights and migration have significant implications for development, especially among the world's poorest populations. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to increase awareness of how these policies affect developingmore

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Fast Facts: Private Sector

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that many of the world's development challenges can be overcome with the help of vibrant economic growth driven by private enterprises that create jobs, generate tax revenues and provide vital goods and services for the world's poor.more

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Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction and Local Development

Achievements toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are often made through local actions – in villages and towns, provinces and regions. Local actors – community leaders, local government officials, civil society activists, farmers and entrepreneurs – know best what does and does not workmore

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Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction

Despite progress achieved since the endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by world leaders at the UN in September 2000, human poverty still remains widespread in certain parts of the world. Globally, the number of extreme poor has dropped by 650 million in the last three decades, amore

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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, knownmore

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Results

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Results: Liberia

With its experience on the ground in 166 countries and its noted expertise in handling donor funds in post-crisis countries, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is highly qualified to help the people of Liberia maintain peace and development in their country. In 2009, UNDP helpedmore

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Results: Poverty Reduction

UNDP fights poverty and works toward achievement of the MDGs through advocacy; diagnosis of existing problems; support to pro-poor country-level plans and policies; and pursuing a programme of inclusive development.   In 2010 UNDP developed the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), providing amore

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Results: Somalia

Since 1991, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping the people of Somalia to recover from years of conflict while setting the country on the path to development. UNDP’s strategy in Somalia focuses on making progress towards peace and meeting people’s humanitarian andmore

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Results: Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the people of Sudan to overcome the consequences of decades of conflict, and to ensure a peaceful transition from recovery to stability.   UNDP Sudan focuses on preventing future conflicts in the country, as well as buildingmore

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Results: Spain UNDP Trust Fund

The Spain-UNDP Trust Fund was established in April, 2007 to support the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) democratic governance and poverty reduction initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Thanks to support from the Trust Fund, in just 33 months UNDP has put intomore

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Results: South Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Sudan has focused on helping the Government of South Sudan to build state institutions leading up first to the January 2011 referendum on self-determination, and then to the declaration of independence on 9 July, 2011.   With a 2011more

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