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Georgia: Microloans offer new starts in war-torn regions

With funding from the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teamed up with seven local microfinance institutions to assist displaced persons, women entrepreneurs, small-scale farmers, and other socially and economically vulnerable communities to start up small business more

Ghana peace architecture to get boost from lawmakers

Local chiefs convene in Accra to discuss Ghana's Peace Architecture (Photo: UNDP)Accra - Lawmakers in Ghana are this month due to consider backing an independent peace-building body that has helped to solve disputes between some of the country’s many distinct ethnic and tribal groups and t more

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Group of Political Champions due to meet in Haiti to discuss disasters

New York – High-level figures from the United Nations, World Bank, CARICOM, European Union, the UK and US Governments will meet in Port au Prince on Monday to discuss how the international community can support the government in reducing Haiti’s vulnerability to disasters. They will visit sites aro more

Haiti earthquake hotline for UN staff

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the whole of UNDP is mobilized to bring support and assistance to UNDP staff on the ground. A message to all staff from the Administrator has been posted on UNDP's Intranet. Staff members trying to get information about family members who were working in H more

Haiti earthquake: six months later

 In the six months since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January, UNDP has led several response efforts and aided the Haitian government and people in initiatives to reduce the risks of a future catastrophe.One week after the earthquake, UNDP established a cash-for-work programme that t more

Haiti elections: cell phones and internet to facilitate voter turnout

Port-au-Prince - In preparation for Haiti’s second round of presidential and legislative elections this Sunday 20 March, the United Nations Development Programme is disseminating information to voters using text messages, a revamped website as well as activating a voter hotline. Since more tha more

Haiti must play lead role in quake rebuilding, UNDP official says

WASHINGTON—International organizations are playing a key role in rebuilding Haiti two years after a devastating earthquake, but long-term success requires ownership by citizens of the Caribbean island nation, UN Development Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan said. “You cannot reb more

Haiti recovery begins with population's direct involvement

The cash-for-work programme launched Tuesday builds on UNDP’s Briquettes Project, a cash-for-work programme designed to combat climate change and reduce poverty. (Photo: UNDP) With the recovery process in earthquake-ravaged Haiti shifting gears from sea more

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Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development efforts

Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods. More than 80 percent of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake have been cleared from the streets of Port-au- more

Haiti: UNDP maps earth's shifts to rebuild city on safer grounds

UNDP seismologist Eric Calais shows the seismic mapof Port-au-Prince (Photo: UNDP Haiti)Port-au-Prince – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed to the Haitian government a map of seismic hotspots in Port-au-Prince showing which zones are most susceptible to seismic shaking& more