• MDG-based Debt Sustainability Analysis: EgyptJan 1, 2007
    The paper demonstrates that domestic debt in Egypt has replaced foreign debt as a major issue for macroeconomic management and socioeconomic progress. It discusses the background on domestic debt issuance in Egypt, as well as its size, structure, and indicators.

  • MDG Acceleration Framework BrochureMDG Acceleration Framework BrochureAug 4, 2011
    Many 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.

  • Changing Policy and Practice from BelowJan 1, 2000
    This study includes nine case studies that illustrate how community groups can be mobilize and helped to utilize their social capital for achieving sustainable development benefits of different kinds. Three functions are described – articulating citizens’ interests, defending citizens’ rights, and providing goods and services directly.

  • Civil Society Engagement in PSIA ProcessesFeb 1, 2007
    This is a review of Civil Society engagement in Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) processes, commissioned by the Bratislava Regional Centre of the UNDP. It includes three case studies (Uganda, Armenia and Bolivia) and identifies entry points for future civil society engagement.

  • Debating the Provision of Basic Utilities in Sub-Saharan AfricaApr 1, 2007
    Despite the World Bank’s ample support for privatisation and exaggerated promises for privatisation’s performance, it has performed miserably in sub-Saharan Africa. Is it time to rethink supporting the private sector in this region?

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.

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