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Ebola is throwing Liberian economy into a dangerous downspin

Liberia could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. Liberia was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show that the country’s growth could be goingLue lisää (englanti)

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Ebola survivors given safety net in Sierra Leone

When Saio Samura, a 38-year old driver in Freetown, Sierra Leone, died eight days after contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), all of his personal effects and household items were burned. This left his widow, M’balu, and their three children grappling with not only their grief and fear ofLue lisää (englanti)

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Ebola: UNDP reaching out to Guineans, one household at a time

With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), religious leaders in N'Zérékoré, in the heart of Guinea’s forest region where the West African Ebola outbreak first appeared, have taken the lead in informing their citizens on how to prevent the disease. Together with politicalLue lisää (englanti)

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Eco-friendly brick technique helps build a cleaner Bangladesh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have recently introduced energy efficient, smokeless brick-making technology to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh. The new device, known as the Hybrid Hoffman Kiln, was originally developed inLue lisää (englanti)

Economic crisis impact in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey

The global economic crisis in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States has significantly undermined growth and threatens to set back many of the gains of the past decade. As a result, UNDP – in partnership with ILO, UNICEF and FAO – has organized a conferenceLue lisää (englanti)

Education key as voters flood polls in Sudan

A polling staff member demonstrates the two choiceson the ballot for South Sudan’s referendum on independence,“unity” or “secession”, on the second day of voting ata polling centre in El Fasher, North Darfur. (Photo: UN / Olivier Chassot)Juba – Voters in SouthernLue lisää (englanti)

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Effectiveness, coherence and results at the heart of Sweden-UNDP Partnership

Realizing an inclusive consultation process for the post-2015 human development agenda, UN coordination and development effectiveness were three issues highlighted at a meeting today between Swedish Minister of Development Gunilla Carlsson and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)Lue lisää (englanti)

Egyptians learn from transition to democracy and social, economic advances in Brazil

A delegation of Egyptian business leaders and governmental officials wrapped up a two-day visit to Brazil this week and are heading to Chile to learn how the two South American countries transitioned to democracy in the 1980’s and 1990’s respectively, following two decades of military regime. TheLue lisää (englanti)

Eighty volunteer teachers combat illiteracy in Burkina Faso

Children at an elementary school in Iolonioro (Photo: UNDP) The school year could have started better for first-level elementary course students in Iolonioro, a village located in the middle of the bush in the south-west of Burkina Faso. In fact, following the maternity leave of their teacher,Lue lisää (englanti)

El Salvador confronts urban poverty

Thirty-five years ago, Ana Iris Munoz’s grandmother left her home in the countryside of northern El Salvador for the capital city of San Salvador to seek out new and better opportunities for herself and her family. Today, Munoz lives with her mother and two small children in Zacamil colony inLue lisää (englanti)

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