Poverty Reduction

Support to national efforts in the work towards Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is an intricately linked objective of the work that the UNDP country office carries out.

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The programme “Achieving MDGs and reducing human poverty” is an integral part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) of UNDP. The aim is to support the Government of Belize in MDG country reporting and poverty monitoring as well as with pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets.more

Photo: Seaweed Harvesting, Belize 2012

Through a Small Grants Programme Project, Placencia community members are conducting a pilot project to grow seaweed as an alternative economic source.

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Projects and Initiatives

Sanitation for all as a means of poverty reduction.

Operationalize Actions for MDG Acceleration, Sanitation

The MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) identified several bottlenecks that preclude progress in this MDG indicator to improve access to improved sanitation facilities. more

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Rapid Impact Assessment of Financial and Economic Crisis on Poverty and Vulnerability in Belize and Dangriga.

This Report is one instrument used to track and monitor progress toward MDG achievement in Belize specifically at the urban level. It is expected that the report will be used as a tool for awareness raising, advocacy, alliance building and renewal of national commitment for poverty reduction. The report demonstrates the need to continue to prioritize social and human development and to keep the MDGs on the national agenda in Belize.

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