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Violent extremism costs African countries $97 billion each year

A report from UNDP and the Institute for Economics and Peace looks at the economic costs of violent extremism in Africa and provides leads for a development approach in the current context of…  


Volunteerism in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

Volunteerism capital in Africa holds the greatest promise and potential to buffer the continent from becoming the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Africa challenged to redefine its development agenda beyond aid

High-Level Dialogue explores how Africa can optimize the use of its resources, creativity and innovation to finance the continent's development agenda and ambition effectively  


First African South-South Cooperation Report

The report received contributions from 11 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda, that have reported on…  



Climate change is pushing Africa to a tipping point, threatening economic and development gains

UNDP launches report at Poland climate talks calling on nations and world leaders to accelerate and mainstream climate actions across Africa to meet Paris Agreement targets  


New Africa’s Sustainable Development report urges improved planning

The latest report on Africa’s sustainable development urges governments to strengthen their urban planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities and address…  




UNDP and OCHA Chiefs renew call for new way of working

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock concluded a three-day joint mission to Ethiopia by urging all…  

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