Africa: Smart measures required to weather commodity boom-bust cycles
Dec 1, 2015
Governments in Africa should put into place fiscal rules, sovereign wealth funds and other mechanisms to buffer their economies from the commodities roller-coaster, according to a new report issued here by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under 100$ per patient per year
Nov 27, 2015
UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Savings provide funds for additional 250,000 people on HIV treatment.
- UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremism Nov 23, 2015
New Grant to Support Human Rights in 10 African Countries
Nov 23, 2015
UNDP and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving healthcare. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending Crisis
Nov 12, 2015
Helen Clark was speaking at the opening of the Valletta Summit on Migration hosted by the European Union (EU) and the African Union in Malta from 11 – 12 November to discuss migration issues with African countries and other key countries concerned with the issue.
Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa
Nov 9, 2015
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
African Economic Conference 2015: Tackling poverty and inequality to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 2, 2015
Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by world leaders in September, policy-makers, development practitioners, and researchers are convening to lay out policy options to eradicate poverty and tackle inequality in Africa, in line with the new universal anti-poverty goals.
Japan renews its support for the elections in Côte d’Ivoire
Oct 9, 2015
The Government of Japan has granted an additional contribution of US$1.6 million for the 25 October elections in Côte d'Ivoire. This contribution will enable the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to acquire essential equipment, including 20,000 ballot boxes, 25,000 voting booths and 944,000 ballot box seals.
Japan, UN support reintegration of child soldiers in Eastern DRC
Oct 7, 2015
Japan is contributing USD 4 million to help with the reintegration of former child soldiers and vulnerable children – including boys and girls who were victims of sexual violence -- in the province of North Kivu, situated in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- UNDP and Switzerland to boost sustainable private sector development in Africa Oct 1, 2015