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

The findings demonstrate that state-provided social assistance like cash, food transfers, and public works programmes are becoming an important policy instrument to address poverty and vulnerability,…  


Powerful coalition of African influencers to drive the continent’s development agenda, launched at UN General Assembly

A powerful coalition of current and future African leaders in business, academia & the arts have come on one big platform to help Africa steer its own development agenda.  


Government of Germany signed agreement with UNDP, commits over ten million euros towards the stabilization of Lake Chad Basin

The Government of Germany has committed €10,100,000.00 towards strengthening stabilization interventions in targeted communities affected by the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad…  


UNDP to promote dynamic partnerships at TICAD7 to advance sustainable development in Africa

New York, August 2019 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will engage multi-stakeholders in different dialogues at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)…  


MPI - More Nigerians are multidimensionally poor than a decade before 2017

New data demonstrate more clearly than ever that labeling countries - or even households - as rich and poor is an oversimplification.  


Spotlight Initiative – UNDP, others engage States on ending violence against women and girls

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) in Nigeria recently concluded a series of inception workshops on the Spotlight Initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women…  


Over 3,400 certified from UNDP and Lagos State Employability Support Project

Since inception, over 1,100 trainees have been recruited by different companies are now in gainful employment. Close to 500 have opted to start their own businesses and are now employing others.  


UNDP invests $3.7m towards entrepreneurship development in Africa

The investment by UNDP towards the 2019 cohort, in excess of US$3.7 million, is made up of contributions from the regional office and selected UNDP country offices across the continent, including…  

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