• May 10, 2010

    This report takes stock of achievements made in 2009/2010 and provides momentum for meeting future demands.

  • Jan 1, 2010

    The objectives of the study are to undertake a multi-level analysis to quantify the potential short-term impact of the global economic crisis and drought on the domestic economy, including their impact on inequality and poverty. The analysis also evaluates impacts of government intervention to accelerate economic recovery.

  • Jun 1, 2009

    This is a joint statement of DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, IDS, ILO, ODI, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The statement emphasizes the importance of making policies and programmes on child-sensitive social protection more consistent.

  • May 15, 2009

    This paper examines the impact of a rise in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on poverty and inequality in Lebanon. To this end, the paper develops an empirical model based on consumer demand theory and uses only household survey data on expenditures and spatial price indexes. The simulation results using an Almost Ideal Demand System show that the projected VAT rate increases will have a limited impact on extreme poverty, due to the mostly progressive nature of current exemptions. However, overall poverty will be significantly affected, as households just above the national poverty line might fall into poverty as a result of the rate increases.

  • May 10, 2009

    The report outlines steps taken in 2008 to assist countries in developing their capacities to respond to citizens’ needs and reports on concrete actions undertaken by UNDP to deliver on commitments made.

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