This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy options in combating this major development challenge of our time.
When Kalys Turganbaev returned to his home village in the Naryn province, to take care of his elderly parents, he had to find work out ofmore
With only a handful of children playing around in an open field, the village of Lamza, on the outskirts of the capital city of Eritrea, looksmore
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Projects and Initiatives
A pioneering piece of legislation that recognises work as a fundamental right and guarantees 100 days of employment a year to people in rural areas is emerging as a ray of hope for India’s poor, who have been left even more vulnerable by the aftershocks of the global economic crisis. more
A nation in transition In the 1990s Mongolia transformed from a centrally planned to a market-driven economy. By 2004 the private sector’s share of GDP had... more
Jamaica spends most of its government revenues on the repayment of debt and its interest, with little left over to spend on poverty reduction and infrastructure. Jamaica's Debt Exchange programme lightens its debt servicing burden by restructuring domestic debt. more
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) studies help developing countries analyse the impact of the economic crisis and come up with policies to better deal with consequences of the crisis on poor and vulnerable people. more
Globally, the number of extreme poor has dropped by 650 million in the last three decades, a level of progress humankind had never seen. But still there are more than a billion people living in extreme poverty.
As Member States consult on the shape and content of a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond 2015, it is hoped that the opportunity to listen to these voices will contribute to reaching consensus on what is needed to move towards a common sustainable future.
- 18 Nov 2015:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement delivered at the 40th Anniversary of IFPRI- IFPRI at 40: :Looking back, Looking forward
- 12 Nov 2015:UN Development Chief: Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending Crisis
- 02 Nov 2015:Ministers address challenges to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean in a sustainable development era
- 17 Oct 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty