• Towards the Arab Renaissance Towards the Arab Renaissance Dec 1, 2011As recent events in the Arab region have amply demonstrated, the problems of poverty. Unemployment and social and political exclusion cannot be forever ignored without their arising demands for change in the basic arrangements of society. Today, the dramatic revolts in diverse Arab societies have highlighted the failures of the pre-existing development model, as well ass the necessity and opportunity for transformation, raising the hope that an Arab awakening can initiate an Arab renaissance. This second Arab Development Challenges Report makes an outstannding contribution in this regard, surveying the challenges presented by the current economic and social situation and proposing approaches to them

  • MDG Acceleration Framework BrochureMDG Acceleration Framework BrochureAug 4, 2011Many countries have implemented development strategies to achieve the MDGs, but in some the rate of progress has been slow. UNDP has developed the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), with technical inputs and collaboration with other United Nations agencies, to support countries in determining how they can accelerate progress in such cases. The MAF is a flexible, yet systematic process of identifying and analyzing bottlenecks and possible high-impact solutions to achieving a country’s MDG priorities. It leads to a concrete plan of action, with coordinated roles for the government and all other development stakeholders.

  • Using the Country-Based Development Model to Scale-Up for ResultsJun 1, 2006One result of the 2002 Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development has been the recent commitment to scale up ODA to more poor countries, particularly in Africa. The challenge now is to translate this increased focus and additional resources into sustainable development results.

  • Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment ApproachMay 1, 2009This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme in South Africa and the National Rural Employment Guarantee in India.

  • Addressing Global Imbalances: A Development-Oriented Policy AgendaJul 1, 2006This working paper uses a revived world trade and income model to examine three markedly difference scenarios of the world economy.

OUR WORK - Poverty Reduction

UNDP is committed to initiating and implementing poverty reduction projects and building capacity at the national level in the Arab Region. Such initiatives to tackle poverty are implemented within the framework of the strategies of Country Offices, and in collaboration with national and international partners including governments, civil society, and other United Nations agencies.

Read more