Asia-Pacific MDG Report 2012/2013Sep 20, 2013This report presents some perspectives on the post-2015 development agenda as part of the system-wide discussion initiated by the Secretary-General.
MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 6: Tobacco Control May 1, 2013This case study brief discusses multiple implications of tobacco use and production on MDG achievement by bringing a case or Myanmar and Bangladesh. It also discusses alternative cropping as solution for health hazards of the tobacco producers and of the environment and producers' income poverty.
MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 5: Towards Food and Nutrition Security in BangladeshApr 23, 2013This case study brief illustrates how a knowledge-based and inclusive approach can create a shared vision of food and nutrition security that results in national policies, and how the shared vision succeeded in fostering investments to support these policies. The Brief also aims to identify factors that contributed to the success of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme.
MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 4: Scaling up the Women’s Food Processing Home-industry in IndonesiaApr 23, 2013This case study brief discusses the success of women processors group in a remote fishing village in Indonesia. Scaling up the home-made seaweed snack for national retails chains increased their income and created more jobs in remote village. Processed food also helps reducing the vulnerability of the poor to economic, food, and nutrition security as the processed food lasts longer and reaches more distant inland communities where high rates of poverty and malnutrition are observed.
MDG 1 Case Study Brief no. 2: HARITA - A Rural Resilience InitiativeDec 18, 2012This case study brief is on Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation (HARITA), an innovative project that offers a risk management package for farmers in Tigray, the northern most state of Ethiopia. The project broke new ground in the fields of food security, climate change resiliency and micro-insurance by addressing the needs of smallholder producers through an unusual, yet effective mix of risk reduction, drought insurance and credit.
Accelerating Achievement of MDGs by Ways and Means of Economic and Social Rights Aug 24, 2012This publication is the result of more than a year of discussions and exchanges on a variety of themes centered on what UNDP regards as its core mandate: the human development agenda. As the 2015 target date for the MDGs is rapidly approaching, and as efforts are underway to “accelerate” progress on various targets and indicators around the world, the debate about global development goals has already moved towards looking beyond 2015.
Asia-Pacific MDG Report 2011/2012Feb 28, 2012This report underlines the extent of disparities across the region, looking especially at the wide gaps in the goals related to health and nutrition where the region is particularly under-performing.
The Millennium Declaration, Rights, and ConstitutionsJan 7, 2011This publication looks at how achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) might be enhanced through reliance on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR), and specifically through the incorporation of those rights into constitutions.