Joint Launching of the Global Human Development Report and Africa Human Development Report 2016

The 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent, analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and policies

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization.   Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by...

Gambians are ready to rebuild their country

A United Nations (UN) inter-agency mission to Gambia was deployed in February to assess the main challenges to peace, development and human rights in the country and identify potential areas of UN support to the government and the people.

UNDP Africa Director Abdoulaye Mar Dieye in Malabo. Photo: UNDP
UNDP Africa Senior Managers Begin Annual Meeting in Malabo

UNDP Africa Regional Managers began their Annual Cluster Meeting in Malabo, following a two day retreat of the Regional Bureau's Senior Economists in the same city.  Placed under the theme "Implementing the SDGs  within the Framework of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063", the meeting will focus on UNDP’s strategic...

Climate change treatening the livelihood of communities in The Gambia (Photo Credit - Guy

Jobs, social protection and more cohesive societies required to secure the Africa’s development gains, says UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report 24th July, 2014, Banjul - Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development...