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New flagship report on the AfCFTA spotlights trade opportunities for women and youth in Africa

UNDP, in partnership with the AfCFTA Secretariat and the African Union (AU) Commission, today launched ‘The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth’. The launch event was organized…  


The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth

The Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a legal instrument – an agreement among the African Union Member States to create a single market. This report…  


UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


Call for Papers - African Economic Conference 2020

The 2020 African Economic Conference (AEC), jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Addis Ababa,…  


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…  


A digital platform to support the most vulnerable

UNDP Rwanda is working with the Government and partners to support COVID-19 relief efforts, notably through a digital platform tracking aid delivery and recepit.  


COVID-19: Leveraging on social capital to ‘Flatten the Curve’ in Eritrea

Thanks to its investment in a communal approach, Eritrea has been able to turn the tide in the fight against COVID-19  


Lockdown economics: A chance to build a new consensus

Among the many lessons of COVID-19, one is the need for a new policy consensus to deal with the crisis in the fallout from the pandemic.  


Measuring the Economic Impact of Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism in Africa

This study provides primary research on the economic cost and impact of violent extremism by looking at the economic cost of violent extremism focusing on 18 African countries.  


Despite dangers, majority of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe would still travel: UNDP report

Landmark study gives voice to irregular migrants, and reveals strong links between migration and development  

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