Culture and Development

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The MDG Achievement Fund supported 18 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of US$95.6 million. Interventions focused on cultural rights, social inclusion and increasing the cultural heritage and tourism potential of countries with the aim of reducing poverty, increasing employment and improving socio-economic opportunities for marginalized segments of the population. These efforts contributed to achieving MDG 1 (Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger) and the target of halving the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.00 a day by 2015, giving special attention to the participation of women in these efforts. Read more about the MDG-F's work on Culture and Development on the MDG-F website.

Explore the MDG-F Joint Programmes on Culture and Development

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Joint Programmes

Joint Programmes - Joint UN programmes that brought together an average of six UN Agencies per country in a collective effort to strengthen the UN system's ability to achieve MDG 1, "Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger".

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Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt - Lessons on actions and innovations that strengthened cultural initiatives and made a difference to the beneficiaries of the JPs.

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Focus Areas

Focus Areas - Search Lessons Learnt by specific focus areas under the Culture and Development Window.

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