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Tackling the costs of gender inequality to Africa's development

A young businesswoman in suit with her baby strapped to her back walks on the street in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: UNDP/Stefanie Leigh Plant) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has teamed up with the African Institute for Economic Development to launch a major programme aimed atLue lisää (englanti)

Tailoring a better life for women in Bangladesh

Achieving the MDGs, changing peoples’ livesGoal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerGoal 3: Promote gender equality and empower womenAleya Begum (left) at her shop in Bangladesh with her two apprentices (Photo: UNDP)With her tape measure around her neck, and sheets of cloth and strings ofLue lisää (englanti)

Tajikistan: Clean energy project lights up rural lives

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark this week visited a hydro power plant which provides a regular supply of clean energy to a rural community 30 kilometres south of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. “The hydro plant is very important toLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania launches forest initiative to address climate change

Tanzania is the latest country to have started implementing UN-REDD (photo: Julie Pudlovski/UNDP)Tanzania has embarked on a $4.2 million initiative to fight climate change by focusing on sustainable forest management. The initiative is part of a global United Nations programme called REDDLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania seeks long-term solutions to forest loss and energy crisis

The sight of men on bicycles carrying firewood and charcoal is a common one throughout Tanzania: It is the human face of deforestation.The business of unsustainable logging is flourishing, with more than 39 million, or 90 percent, of Tanzania’s population relying for household cooking fuelLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania: Renewable energy powers water supply and irrigation system

Solar panels power a water supply system for irrigation and for domestic water use in Chanyauru. (Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financialLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania: UNDP project saves mountain forests for future generations

Natural spring water used for harvesting and consumption. (Photo: UNDP)UNDP has successfully finalized a seven-year biodiversity project that saved thousands of hectares of fragile forestland on a mountain range in northeast Tanzania, a region that the Government has nominated for recognition as aLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania: enrolling disabled children in primary schools

Tanzania will soon carry out a population census for persons with disabilities. The government has indicated that the current records of the number of persons living with disabilities are insufficient, affecting the provision of social services to these citizens. The census is a step towardsLue lisää (englanti)

Tax shake-up could give poor countries head start on anti-poverty track

Istanbul - Reforming how countries manage customs and tax revenues and strengthening anti-corruption and oversight measures could help reduce illicit funds flows, amounting to billions of dollars per year, from least developed countries (LDCs). Recommendations for customs and tax reform are putLue lisää (englanti)

Technology fosters development, says UN Development Chief

London - Internet communications technologies alone will not automatically reduce disparities or improve living conditions for all – but they do create important platforms to improve human development, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said today at the London Conference on Cyberspace.Lue lisää (englanti)

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