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Development planning and inclusive sustainable growth

UNDP believes that sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth is essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda. Growth can be inclusive and can eliminate poverty only if all segments of society, including the marginalized, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making.

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Indigenous peoples number more than 370 million living in some 90 countries. They have been largely left out of the progress made towards global cooperation for development.
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Montenegro: A banker who became a ‘green’ farmer.
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Vocational trainings conducted by UNDP Early Recovery programme have helped hundreds of men and women from flood affected areas in Sindh and Punjab earn livelihoods and begin life afresh.

UNDP promotes inclusive and sustainable growth, and works to reduce poverty in all its dimensions by:

  • Assisting governments in the formulation of development planning strategies that incorporate interventions to promote inclusive sustainable development;
  • Providing policy advice and tools to fight exclusion and marginalization in areas such as social protection and job creation;
  • Advocating for an enhanced public investment and economic governance to ensure that everyone has access to vital public services without exclusion and marginalization;
  • Enhancing developing country productive capacities, sustainable consumption and production patterns, to better integrate into the global economic system in a way that prioritizes sustainable development and reduces poverty and inequality.

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