UNDP Africa Annual Report 2014
The 2014 RBA Annual Report provides a snapshot of development progress and improvements in organizational processes. The report takes a look at the strategies and mechanisms established by the bureau as part of UNDP's agenda for change. It also looks at some of the programmes led by RBA HQ, the Regional Service Center in Addis Ababa and Country Offices around the region this past year.
In 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa continued to show average annual growth rates of around 5 percent. With investments in increasingly diverse economic sectors, improved political stability, better governance, greater security and more stable macroeconomic frameworks, the region appeared to be set on a resolute trajectory of growth and development.
On the social and political fronts, countries in the region organized a wide number of peaceful elections, with 11 countries holding national, parliamentary and legislative ballots: Botswana, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, and South Africa.