Focus Areas

Development Cooperation and Finance

Development Cooperation and Finance

Developing countries need finance to be able to pay for development, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and reduce poverty. Most important are domestic resources, but these should be supplemented with aid and debt relief. more

Extractive Industries for Development

Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development

Oil, gas and mineral production and export enable developing countries to invest in human capital, infrastructure and environmental regeneration. However, there are also risks associated with natural resource wealth. more

Gender and Poverty

Gender and Poverty

Equality between men and women is a matter of social justice. Gender equality also makes good economic sense and is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. more

Inclusive Development

Inclusive Development

Development can be inclusive only if all people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making. This requires employment, effective social protection, and good public services. more

MDG strategies

MDG Strategies

To reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, developing countries need to plan strategically and scale up successful initiatives, while donor governments are called upon to renew their commitment to MDGs. more

Participatory Local Development

Participatory Local Development

Local leaders often know best what works and what does not in their communities. Development initiatives must respond to local realities - national planning must be coupled with local action. more

Poverty Assessment and Monitoring

Poverty Assessment and Monitoring

The fight against poverty requires a better understanding of what causes poverty, who is poor and how poverty changes over time. Accurate, reliable data helps to monitor and analyse poverty. more

Private Sector

Private Sector

Private enterprises can reduce poverty by creating jobs, providing goods and services, and paying taxes to finance essential services and infrastructure. Markets need to be put to work to provide opportunities for the poor. more

Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

Trade, Intellectual Property and Migration

Globalization has the potential to advance human development around the world. People in developing countries must be able to benefit from trade, investment, migration and rules on intellectual property rights. more

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