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Potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty and food security in the Arab region

The COVID-19 shock is interacting with long-lasting challenges in the Arab region. The region is characterized by low economic growth with an average GDP annual growth of 3 percent over the past 10…  

Statement for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October)

As we mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, humanity is at a crossroads. Human choices, shaped by values and institutions, have given rise to the interconnected planetary and social…  

Turning Organic Peanut Butter into a Small Business in Gaza


Poverty index reveals stark inequalities among ethnic groups

Disparities in multidimensional poverty among ethnic groups are consistently high across many countries and in nine ethnic groups more than 90 percent of the population is trapped in poverty,…  

Strategic Plan 2022- 2025

The Strategic Plan is grounded in UNDP’s continued commitment to eradicating poverty, accompanying countries in their pathways towards the SDGs and working towards the Paris Agreement.  

Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Second Regular Session 2021

These are extraordinary times. The world is facing existential challenges: a pandemic and a climate emergency, political polarization and challenged multilateralism, continued conflicts, natural…  

UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic

A temporary basic income (TBI) given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19…  

New partnership with Germany to create sustainable employment opportunities for Iraqis

Germany has reaffirmed its partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by investing EUR 30 million (US$35.89 million) to enhance economic empowerment and create employment…  

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The theme of this year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Acting together to achieve social and environment for all - is extremely pertinent in the era of COVID-19.  

COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty  

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