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From delivering aid to ending need in Central Sahel

Ending need calls for investment in what works. This is why boosting entrepreneurship targeting women and youth is critical, as is education, both academic and vocational; support for access to new…  


COVID-19 and Stabilisation

This first situational brief covers governance, exploring how COVID-19 could impact governance issues, especially human rights, democratic accountability and transparency, service delivery, and market…  


The story of the simple innovative and cost-effective handwashing stand

UNDP in Eritrea is working closely with the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers to put in place workplace safety measures that will protect lives and build back confidence for smooth takeoff…  


UNDP Africa releases a special online magazine highlighting 50 young Africans innovating against COVID-19

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa today released a special edition of an online magazine, showcasing how young Africans are resourcefully helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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  


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.  


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.  

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