Macroeconomic Policies for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Yemen
This report on the Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction in Yemen is part of a global UNDP-supported project that started in 2001 and has grown to encompass policy-oriented research, advisory services and capacity development in 25 developing countries. Among the Arab States, UNDP has supported similar studies in Morocco, Sudan and Syria.
The primary audience is national policymakers and the report aims to present them with practical policy options and alternatives and to broaden the national dialogue on such choices. The policy analysis within the report delineates the major ‘stylized facts’ of the economy and explores its responsiveness to the macroeconomic framework – so as to permit informed judgments on the most suitable alternative policies. Thus the overriding objective of is to offer policymakers a choice of feasible options for propoor and pro-growth economic policies and begin a process of strengthening national capacity to accelerate progress towards the MDGs –particularly the first goal on poverty reduction.