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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,…  


Mohamed Yahya formally assumes duty as UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria

UNDP's newly appointed Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, formally commenced his duties in Nigeria. My Yahya will be UNDP’s first Resident Representative following the UN reforms that resulted in…  


UNDP Launches Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad

The Facility is anchored in the Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS) for Lake Chad, a ground-breaking initiative led by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and adopted by its Member States in…  


UNDP support to returning farmers in Borno and Adamawa States to boost agriculture output

UNDP is supporting efforts aimed at resuscitation of food production in conflict- affected communities by providing key inputs to family communities.  


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.  


UNDP trains vigilantes and Civilian Joint Task Force members in human rights and leadership

Over 500 former fighters participated in this training that was conducted to provide a basic level of civic understanding and build capacity in critical skills that will allow members of CJTF and…  


UNDP and partners join forces to strengthen the Groundnut and Rice value chain in Nigeria

The event discussed and establish linkages through the creation of an innovation platforms which will provide sustainable structures for advancement of a win-win interstate food commodity value chain.  


Nigerian NGO wins global award for local innovative environmental solution

The Equator Prize recognizes innovative initiatives from local communities and indigenous people who demonstrate exceptional achievements in the areas of nature-based actions that address climate…  


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, EU to train 600 conflict-affected persons from Borno State in vocational skills

The vocational trainings are aimed at equiping those affected by the conflict with skills that will enable them to be self-reliant as they rebuild their lives.  

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