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Poverty Reduction and Good Governance: Report of the Committee for Development Policy on the Sixth Session (29 March - 4 April 2004)

Release Date: June, 2005
ISBN 13: 9789211045291
Sales Number: 04.II.A.10
92 page(s),
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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Within the overall global objective of reducing poverty by half by 2015, a central challenge remains that of improving the economic and social conditions of the more than 600 million inhabitants of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Good governance can be instrumental in achieving poverty reduction. The challenge is to build capable governments that can guarantee peace and security, provide an enabling political and legal environment for development and promote equitable distribution. The present volume contains the report that the Committee submitted to the United Nations Economic and Social Council on these matters, as well as two papers, each prepared by a member of the Committee, that were used to assist in its deliberations.

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