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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…  


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.  


As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new UNDP report

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground with primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up.  


Kenya plans to leverage on strategic partnerships

The SDG Accelerator Lab is a strategic development platform for Kenya that will bring together the government, private sector, civil society, philanthropy, academia, and young people to reimagine…  



Sentenced to prison, sentenced to TB?

No prison sentence should include the contraction of a life-threatening disease like TB  



Accelerating NDC implementation through new partnerships

Global temperatures are likely to rise between 2.5 and 2.8°C above pre-industrial levels. Investments required for increased climate actions will only be achieved with significant levels of private…  


Eradicate poverty by breaking the curse of Africa’s unsustainable debt

Rising debt amplifies investment risk, hampers economic diversification, and undermines investment in human capital.  


African Union, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

The 3-year regional initiative will focus on increasing technical expertise to help countries speed up ratification and domestication, and foster greater knowledge and awareness, of continental…  

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