Sustainable development

Sub-Saharan Africa has been growing strongly over the past decade, and has some success in increasing human development levels, but its poverty rates have remained stubbornly high. With its limited economic diversification, persisting inequalities, high unemployment, and environmental degradation, the continent has yet to embark on a sustainable development path which can benefit all women and men over time.Read more

Our Goals

UNDP works with countries across sub-Saharan Africa to ensure economic growth produces shared benefits. We collaborate with governments, civil society and the private sector to help them transform their economies, while creating jobs and making sure resources are invested back into communities. At the same time, UNDP works with countries and communities to chart development paths that are low-carbon, climate-proof and use ecosystems and biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations. Read More

Transforming agriculture

UNDP is working with Ethiopia to modernize its agriculture and make sure hundreds of thousands of farmers can make a living and save for the future.more

Our stories
  • Fishing for prosperity
    Jul 14, 2017

    The island of Idjwi is a heaven of peace at the east of DRC, its isolation preventing it from being involved in the region's conflicts. Yet this small territory is also the most populated, which entails a number of economic and environmental challenges.

  • One ocean
    Jun 19, 2017

    Three individual stories and a global effort to save our oceans.

  • Waves of action
    Jun 8, 2017

    Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean acidification are endangering our oceans' health. The cost is at once economic, social and environmental.

  • Innovation for development in Uganda
    May 15, 2017

    Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.

  • Fighting malaria
    Apr 21, 2017

    13 million vulnerable people in some of the hardest to reach regions of Chad will soon be reached with insecticide treated bednets. As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, UNDP and the Global Fund are stepping up the fight ahead of the rainy season.

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