Poverty Reduction

Poverty Reduction Reports A-Z

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Debating the Provision of Basic Utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

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? more

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Economic Alternatives for Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper addresses the problem of "poverty traps" caused by low levels of national savings in Sub-Saharan Africa. The investments of many of these countries are financed by external capital flows, especially ODA. More troubling is that they are not making progress on basing theirmore

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Employment Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experience of Ghana

The impact of structural adjustment programs in many Sub-Saharan African countries on unemployment and poverty in the short-run has been weak due to the partial and fragmented nature of the policies. more

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

Poverty reduction lies at the heart of everything UNDP does in Africa to advance human dignity and inclusive development. We help countries act on the multiple and interconnected dimensions of poverty and inequality by connecting people to livelihoods, secure food sources, better health care and higher standards of living, in addition to empowering them with the ability to make life choices.

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