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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It was established in 1966, and is headquartered in New York City. The UNDP is funded by voluntary contributions from its members. To cooperate with governments to meet the challenges of development in various dimensions, it has 177 country offices across the globe. Fighting poverty is the overarching goal at the center of UNDP’s mandate. Although started with a wider focus, the UNDP gradually evolved into a more poverty-focused organization. During 1990s, the UNDP defined a set of priorities, poverty at the top. This prioritization was triggered during an annual meeting of the UNDP Executive Board in 1995. The following year, the UNDP started to publish a series of reports on poverty, ...

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