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A small island makes a big strategic bet

The transition to a low carbon transportation helps Mauritius enhance its energy security, while also reducing carbon emissions.  


African governments are committing more domestic resources, increasing social assistance to the poor, report reveals

A new report and online platform on the the state of social assistance in Africa aim to become important reference material toward strengthening national social protection systems, and reducing…  


The State of Social Assistance in Africa report

More African governments than ever before are delivering social assistance to the poor. This report makes a case for strengthening the national architecture for social assistance in Africa, as a…  


Managing community waste to improve food security

UNDP/GEFSGP programme is supporting communities to turn waste generated at home and farm residues into compost to increase crop yields.  


Productive groundnut farming for women farmers

UNDP/GEFSGP is supporting groundnut women farmers with innovative ways of growing groundnuts, to resist climate change effects for improved yields.  


New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’

The traditional concept of poverty is outdated, according to a new report released today by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)  


UNDP Partners with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to Empower 100,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Africa

UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation launched African Entrepreneurship Programme at AU Summit to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 years towards the…  


UNDP, Japan and partners strengthen public financial management to improve service delivery to the people of South Sudan

UNDP, in partnership with the government of Japan and the African Development Bank, is providing critical support to Public Financial Management in selected states. As an integral part of the project,…  


Goal 1: No poverty


In Botswana, stakeholders say “poverty eradication is an attainable goal”

A two-day event in Gaborone brought together more than 400 participants from a select group of countries successful in reducing extreme poverty, exclusion and inequality.  

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