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West African States Make Progress Towards Equitable Access to Health for Key Populations

According to the most recent data, HIV prevalence continues to be significantly higher among men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs and prisoners (or key…  


COVID-19 response newsletter

Learn about UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa innovative COVID-19 responses across Sub-Saharan Africa  


Lake Chad Regional Stabilisation Facility Newsletter

Lake Chad Regional Stabilisation Facility Newsletter  


How Ghana is strengthening its climate plan

With the first five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement approaching, Ghana has begun the process of revising its Nationally Determined Contributions to ensure greater alignment with development…  


ECOWAS Regional Strategy for HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis

The HIV pandemic contributes to significant ill-health and deaths as well as impedes socioeconomic development in the ECOWAS region.  


Green Climate Fund approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions in Northern Ghana

The project’s interventions are expected to result in the restoration of 200,000 hectares of off-reserve savannah forests  


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…  


UNDP, UNOPS, UNICEF, Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Cameroon join forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has extended a financing facility to the Government of Cameroon amounting US$ 27.44 million to provide immediate response to COVID-19.  


COVID-19 is an opportunity for innovation and increased solidarity in Africa

Jointly released by the African Union and UNDP, a new report examines the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa.  


A breakthrough in Africa: Prospects of innovation and startups

AFRI CONVERSE, a bi-monthly dialogue series on African development, resumes in the run up to the 8th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2021  

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