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United Nations Development Programme Regional Project for Overcoming Poverty

Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger is the number-one item on the Millennial Developmental Goals (MDGs) list. Although the target of the poverty reduction MDG has been met because poverty has been reduced by about 50 percent between 1990 and 2010, about 1.2 billion people still suffer from extreme poverty across the globe. The UNDP Regional Project for Overcoming Poverty is a major program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and is administered by the agency. This program was initiated in response to numerous problems associated with poverty across the globe. This program is specifically designed to address and improve the general well-being of poor people. This program was established in the late 1980s, and by 1989, the UNDP had conducted research on a ...

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