Gambians are ready to rebuild their country

24 Mar 2017 by Ozonnia Ojielo

Poverty, inequality and exclusion in Gambia stem from limited productive natural resources; limited resilience capacities to climate change and external shocks; disproportionate distribution of growth benefits between urban and rural areas; limited jobs for youth and women; restrictive productive assets for women; limited institutional capacity for oversight; and absence of state-supported social safety nets. There is a need to mobilize resources to address these issues and to work with the government to align resources with national priorities while addressing risks to the achievement of national development objectives. … Read more

Co-Creating Partnerships to Achieve the Global Goals

01 Mar 2017 by Juergen Nagler

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) having significantly raised the bar regarding ambition and universality, there is agreement that we have to go well beyond business as usual. Achieving breakthrough progress in these rapidly-changing times requires a new mind-set and different behavior from all of us. "The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic", said Management Educator, Peter Drucker. Are we ready to step up our logic? What role can each of us play to realize the future we want? As a neutral broker, UNDP increasingly takes innovative approaches to coordinating, connecting and co-creating with partners, globally and locally. Coordination in a Confusing World We live in transformational times with dynamics reinforced by globalization and technological progress causing threats and opportunities on an unprecedented scale. Within this context, multilateral processes are of critical importance for dialogue and coordination to overcome fragmentation and duplication. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated, “coordination [is] a permanent must: a results-focused, people-centered and delivery-oriented coordination”. Being the chair of the UN Development Group, UNDP brings together some 30 UN entities involved in development to coordinate related efforts, globally and locally. With offices in some 170 … Read more

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