A 5,000-kilometre strip of land beneath the Sahara Desert, the Sahel region stretches all the way from Africa's Atlantic coast to the Red Sea. In the past decade, the resilient people of this vast region have lived through the consequences
President of Cabo Verde, José Maria Neves, Minister of Finance of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nicolas Kazadi, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Dr Vera Songwe,
Roger Myerson, Nobel Laureate and American economist, says African governments need to devolve power and responsibility to local councils, to spur economic competition and development.
Heads of state and senior policymakers are expected to share their perspectives on how to reshape Africa’s development financing models at the 2021 African Economic Conference, which kicks off on Thursday 2 December.
Last month, UNDP celebrated the start of another successful greening mission - a 1 Megawatt solar power system at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital in Eswatini - one of the largest solar power projects UNDP has ever supported.
On 30th November 2021, 8:00am – 11:00am (Eastern Standard Time) 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (West Africa Time), UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (UNDP RBA) and the Arab Bank for Africa’s Economic Development (BADEA) in partnership with the Government of Benin will hold a public- private dialogue event to jointly explore the challenges and opportunities for increased access to finance

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1,126 billion

Population

47%

Poverty rate

$1,871

Per capita income

0.4837

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