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Use the filters to find capacity development tools that were developed by UNDESA or produced in collaboration with partners, along the five priority areas. You will find practical information and knowledge in the form of handbooks, manuals, case studies and on-line training materials.


   

E-Handbook on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “encourages member states to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels which are country-led and country-driven”. This handbook is targeted towards national sta …
Area of work: Evidence-based policy
Keywords: National Statistical Systems
Owner: Statistics Division
Language: English
Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category: Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures
This Handbook aims at promoting a better understanding of the LDC category and the benefits derived from membership therein. It contains a comprehensive explanation of the criteria, procedures and methodology used by the Committee for Development Polic …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: LDC Graduation
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: English
Mexico study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mexico – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. México)
This study presents the effects of the economy based on macroeconomic events that affected the Mexican economy in the last two decades. The observed results indicate that a reduction in world prices of major export goods, an increase in global food pri …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish
Nicaragua study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nicaragua – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Nicaragua)
This study describes how Nicaragua being a small open economy is vulnerable to the events of the international economy. After a review of historical data, general equilibrium analysis and application of microsimulation methodology, the study concludes …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish
Ecuador study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ecuador, 1990-2006 – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad. El caso del Ecuador, 1990-2006)
This report presents the results for the case of Ecuador. The document is presents a historical evolution of macroeconomic indicators in the country; the evolution and functioning of labor markets in Ecuador; analysis of the living conditions of popula …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: English
Guatemala study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guatemala – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y El Caribe. Guatemala)
This study presents Guatemala as a small open economy that is exposed to external macroeconomic shocks. It also describes the issues of social safety net and negative external shocks that had impact on poverty and inequality among others.
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish
Costa Rica study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Costa Rica – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos, y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Costa Rica)
This study shows how Costa Rica, like other Latin American countries, has suffered different impacts over time resulting from the implementation of economic policies and external shocks. In recent years, specifically between 1990 and 2008, the economic …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish
Analysing and Measuring Social Inclusion in a Global Context
The study serves as a guiding framework for policymakers, researchers and practitioners interested in developing practical tools for evidence-based policymaking, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation in the area of social inclusion.
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: English
Bolivia study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bolivia – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Bolivia)
This study explores how the changes in the international economic environment, mainly the economic crisis, the resurgence of inflation in the region, the variability in oil prices, fluctuations in major currencies like the dollar and the euro and the e …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish
Comparative analysis of the implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty and inequality in seven Latin American countries – (Análisis comparativo de las implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza y la desigualdad en siete países de América Latina)
This is the analysis of the economic context including the labor market, and social protection in the study countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua) during the period 1990-2007. It shows that these (like the g …
Area of work: Policy coherence
Keywords: Social Protection Systems
Owner: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Language: Spanish