In a bid to speed up recovery, Guinea launches Post-Ebola Trust Fund

New York, 23 September 2016 - One year after the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference organized at the United Nations, Guinea signaled its willingness to turn the Ebola page by announcing the creation of a National Post-Ebola Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund (PERRTF). The announcement was made by...

MDG Transition Report: Reliable statistics and integrated policy approach key to successful SDG and Agenda 2063 implementation

African countries will need better data, statistics, and policy coordination to ensure successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and congruence with the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Such is the conclusion of a high-level panel convened on 21 September 2016 in New York on the margins of...

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Gender gap costs sub-Saharan Africa US$95 billion a year: New UNDP report

The newly released Africa Human Development Report 2016 finds that the gender gap is jeopardizing the continent's efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth.

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TICAD VI ends with Africa and Japan 3-year plan for continued engagement

The two-day sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VI in Nairobi, Kenya ended Sunday 28 August with the adoption of the Nairobi Declaration, a three-year plan to promote structural economic transformation, resilient healthcare systems and social stability for shared prosperity.

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Investment in youth and women critical to Africa’s development, says UN Development Chief at TICAD VI

“Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development", said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.”

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African countries need institutions that will direct investment to where it is needed most

International investment has helped Zambia, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, become more integrated into the global economy over recent years. Inward investment flows have doubled since 2008 and Zambia has even started to generate some modest foreign direct investment outflows.

UNDP Administrator visits communities impacted by Kenya-Ethiopia cross-border peace initiative

Helen Clark visited Marsabit and spoke with the communities there and with people like Magge who hope there will be no return to the conflicts which had such an impact on the well-being of mothers, children, and young people.

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IGAD kicks off national consultations for East/Horn of Africa strategy on preventing and responding to violent extremism

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) plus Tanzania officially launched national consultations to develop a strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism in the east and horn of Africa sub-region.

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and UNDP Africa strategic dialogue on joint work

Representatives of the Belgium-based African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Secretariat, UNDP Africa and UNDP Brussels Representation Office met at the Regional Service Centre for Africa during 14-15 July for a strategic dialogue on the implementation of the revised Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations.

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Made out of Africa

There is a “Made in Africa” movement in the continent. The movement espouses growth in the manufacturing sector as the major driver of development. How is this movement doing so far?

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A legacy of private sector engagement in Africa

In the last 12 years, UNDP in Africa has invested into innovative programmes that produced encouraging results, incentives, and insights on how the private sector can contribute to inclusive growth through inclusive businesses and markets. UNDP’s long term goal in this area is to foster Africa’s capacity to produce and grow in line with the African Union Agenda 2063 and the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Social protection renews optimism for sustainable development

Social protection programmes are among the most successful development experiences the world has seen in recent years. They have proven to be key in developing countries' efforts to fight poverty and hunger, as demonstrated by the substantial progress made in poverty reduction through the adoption and expansion of social protection schemes in countries such as Brazil, Ethiopia and Senegal.

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Africa’s head start on implementing global goals - an Op-Ed by RBA Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on September 25, 2015, at the 70th United Nations General Assembly marked the beginning of the difficult task of translating the new global agenda into action.

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RBA Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye's Opening Remarks - TICAD VI Ministerial Preparatory Meeting

Africa is also at a decisive turning point, having achieved 15 years of sustained economic growth starting in 2000, which were preceded by two decades of lost growth. If the continent is to prevent any reversal of this growth, it must act with urgency and take a forward-looking approach.

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TICAD: The enduring relevance of a unique policy forum - an Op-Ed by RBA Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

Less than 90 days separate us from the Sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) which will be held in Nairobi on 27 and 28 August 2016. TICAD VI is expected to draw more than 6000 participants from governments, international organizations, civil society and private sector organizations.

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UNDP’s Regional Programme for Africa in a nutshell

UNDP manages a regional programme that includes five regional projects, which serve to address cross-border risks and opportunities, and seek to build the capacities of regional institutions and economic communities to manage them.