United Nations Development Program

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Resources From United Nations Development Program

Sierra Leone Launches First Mobile Financial Services Guidelines

PRESS RELEASE The Central Bank, Bank of Sierra Leone, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launches the country’s first mobile money regulations to accelerate the delivery of financial services to the poor, including women and youth. The Bank Governor, Momodu Kargbo, noted that the […]

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To promote women’s leadership in the public sector, we need better data

Public administration is the foundation of government and a major employer in most countries. As such, women’s participation in the civil service is vital for their economic empowerment as well as for mirroring the fabric of society in a country’s public institutions. Access to open data showing whether women are in fact equally represented in […]

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United Nations Development Program on Africa, midway through its “Glorious Thirty”

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only place in the world where living standards stagnated and even declined throughout the 1980s and 1990s. But things are now very different. Africa’s prospects began to change radically in the late 1990s, and its growth rate has remained close to five percent per year ever since. Africa has made concomitant […]

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Disaster resilience? There’s an app for that.

Mobile phones are helping revolutionize the way we protect communities from disasters. While more traditional measures, such as earthquake-resilient buildings and early warning broadcasts, will continue to be the hallmark of disaster risk reduction, innovations in technology are offering new ways to strengthen resilience. From simple SMS-style early warning messages to full touch-screen enabled ‘hazard […]

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