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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.  


COVID-19: Smarter response and recovery measures can help preserve human rights in Africa

Government actions taken to restrict people’s movements during the pandemic could have long-term impacts and the potential to undermine social cohesion  


Across the Burundi — Tanzania border

Realizing the Humanitarian - Development Peace Nexus in the Great Lake region  


Young African women leaders for sustainable development

20 young fellows from African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme have now started their one-year assignment with UNDP. We asked their impressions.  


Recognizing our collective humanity

In the first edition of the UNDP’s Hekima Series, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka shared his thoughts on a range of transformational solutions for a new Africa. The central theme was a call to…  


Measuring the economic impact of violent extremism in Africa

The report looks at the economic cost of violent extremism focusing on 18 African countries. It examines the impacts of attacks on infrastructure and physical damage, formal and informal economies as…  


In South Africa, online rewards power safe, healthy actions in the fight against COVID-19

The joint UNDP-UNICEF Big Think Challenge rewards ground-breaking innovations in support of the Global Sustainable Goals.  


COVID-19: How to live with risk and succeed

COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources  


Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Africa

Statement by M. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator  

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