Stories


Stabilizing countries in crisis

UNDP has started a new generation of large-scale stabilization programmes, aiming at rapidly re-establishing basic services.  


Helping the global south to help itself

More than 1,000 representatives of government, the private sector, and civil society are meeting in Argentina for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.  


New push to save Zambia's forests

Zambia’s deforestation rate is alarmingly high. It is one of the most forested countries in Africa but it's among the top 10 greenhouse gas emitting countries as a result of deforestation and…  


Increasing water supplies in rural Ghana

“Our community dam is our only source of water. But these days, it dries up [to] 3 times in the year”.  


Sustaining peace at the local level

Village committees and networks of women and young people are important for strengthening social cohesion at the Mauritania-Mali border.  


Wetlands give life

Uganda's wetlands are the jewels in the country's ecosystem. Preserving them is critically important.  


"We are now part of the global village."

Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.  


Solar for Health

Five ways solar power can make universal healthcare a reality.  


Ghana boosts farming productivity

For Iddrisu, a farmer in Northern Ghana who had to walk 12 km daily just to get to his farm, solar-powered irrigation is a game changer.  


Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  

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