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Addressing the foreign direct investment paradox in Africa

Africa's share of the global FDI is low to stagnant, in spite of high returns  



Fostering sustainable development across Lake Chad Basin

The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum will support ongoing national, regional and multilateral efforts towards the stabilization of the region, including efforts at restoring Lake Chad's waters as part…  


Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation sign agreement aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Africa

“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges have to be addressed.”  


Inclusive electoral processes: A pathway to more peaceful societies

Responding to national requests for enhanced governance capacity, UNDP has supported elections and referenda in over 100 Member States since the early 1990s. Efforts focused on developing the capacity…  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  


Journey to extremism in Africa

Based on hundreds of interviews with extremists, first-of-its-kind study pinpoints key factors triggering decisions to join violent extremist groups in Africa.  


Africa: To get the future we say we want, we’ve got to get rid of corruption

One just needs to look at the newspaper headlines across Africa to see the continent’s struggle with corruption: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, all have seen corruption and bribery rise recently.…  

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