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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: 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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