An initial appraisal of Africa’s path towards sustainable development
Oct 18, 2017
A new report published today in New York states that in spite of recent progress, African countries need to sustain efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and gender inequality and also improve their statistical capabilities to implement and track progress towards the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation sign agreement aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct 14, 2017
“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.”
UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa
Sep 21, 2017
It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation
Sep 7, 2017
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 its kind.
Addressing legal barriers to fast-track the HIV and TB response in Africa
Aug 3, 2017
Six years after the first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law and five years since the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law was released, over 140 advocates are gathering this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, to take stock of progress on the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations and discuss how to overcome challenges that remain in the HIV and tuberculosis (TB) response.
Africa Needs to Work Closer Together on Climate Action and Sustainable Development
Jun 30, 2017
Over 600 practitioners, experts and policy makers, including ministers from governments across Africa and other high level participants, met in Cotonou to take stock and align strategies on how financial resources should be mobilized to ensure sustainable development and emissions reduction on a continent-wide scale.
Countries set to agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes
Jun 12, 2017
Recognizing that the wellbeing of present and future generations is inextricably linked to the health and productivity of the ocean, countries collectively agreed in the Call to Action “to act decisively and urgently, convinced that our collective action will make a meaningful difference to our people, to our planet and to our prosperity.”
US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying ‘Development Minerals’ in Africa
Jun 8, 2017
Loans for small businesses that quarry, manufacture and trade gravel, clay, granite, gypsum and other local materials critical for development in five African countries.
Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open
Jun 5, 2017
More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action A surge in the number of voluntary commitments to take action to improve the health of the ocean by countries, businesses and civil society groups has been recorded, and more are expected as the Ocean Conference gets underway Monday, 5 June at United Nations Headquarter in New York.
Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017
May 22, 2017
The African Economic Outlook is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).