Combating cross border corruption
Oct 10, 2017
The cross border corruption initiative is part of UNDP’s efforts to support governments in their fight against corruption.
The Development Imperative for a new Future of Governance in Africa
Sep 29, 2017
The High Level Dialogue was a platform for experts to reflect on approaches to democratic governance in Africa.
Youth are vital to establish and maintain peace and security in Africa
Sep 25, 2017
Over 40 young peace-builders and ambassadors attended the West and Central Africa Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Cotonou, Benin.
Securing vanilla for farmers and development in Comoros
Sep 18, 2017
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 at the center of the government’s agricultural policy, and making their promotion a top priority.
- Strong empirical data and effective community engagement essential to prevention and response to violent extremism, UNDP panelists say Aug 25, 2017
Senegal: Hundreds of thousands gain water and electricity access through rural development initiative
Aug 22, 2017
Over the past two years more than 550,000 people living in Senegal have gained better access to basic services including water and infrastructure as part of a pioneer initiative aimed at rapidly improving the lives of rural and other disadvantaged communities.
Stopping Illicit Financial Flows to boost growth in Africa
Aug 14, 2017
To control illicit financial flows (IFF) in Africa, there is need for new continental mechanisms to regulate transfer pricing, public tax transparency and fiscal disclosure rules for multinationals and private individuals.
Three social innovators receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana
Aug 11, 2017
Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana.
UNDP trains Angola’s election observers and civic electoral educators ahead of 2017 polls
Aug 10, 2017
As nearly 9.5 million Angolans prepare to go to the polls on 23 August, UNDP is working with the National Electoral Commission to train more than 1,500 civic electoral education promotors and 1,289 national electoral observers through a partnership with the Angolan Electoral Observatory (OBEA), an alliance of over 50 civil society organizations.
Making the SDGs work for key populations in Africa
Aug 8, 2017
More than 50 members of the Africa Key Population Experts Group gathered this week in Johannesburg to take stock of progress since the group’s inception four years ago, and explore strategies to ensure that HIV, health and rights programming under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is inclusive of men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs and sex workers.