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Putting markets to work

Innovative finance mechanisms provide a number of incentives for both investors and public sector actors.  


Climate change is pushing Africa to a tipping point, threatening economic and development gains

UNDP launches report at Poland climate talks calling on nations and world leaders to accelerate and mainstream climate actions across Africa to meet Paris Agreement targets  



Resilience for Sustainable Development in the Lake Chad Basin

The humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin is among the most severe in the world, with more than 10 million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Yet, it is critical that…  


Senegal to host African regional talks on disaster recovery

At least 70 senior officials and dozens of experts, representing nearly 30 countries, to convene in Dakar for a five-day workshop and training focused on disaster recovery in Africa.  


National Development Plans

Sustainable and resilient development can best be achieved through an integrated approach that builds on the synergies of actions on climate, development and resilience.  


UNDP, Germany, Spain and EU launch EUR 42 million programme at UN Climate Summit to help countries deliver on the Paris Agreement

UNDP, together with the Governments of Germany and Spain, and the European Commission, today launched a new programme to support countries in making progress on their commitments under the Paris…  



Securing vanilla for farmers and development in Comoros

Vanilla, ylang-ylang and clove sectors together account for 80 percent of Comoros’ exports and employ 45 percent of the archipelago’s workforce – approximately 123,000 people - placing these sectors…  


Sub-Saharan Africa needs next-generation weather and climate services

In Tanzania, a lightning strike killed a teacher and six students in 2015 – another sad example of the thousands of deaths that could be avoided with the effective deployment of modern weather and…  

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