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  • Banking on community: Inclusive finance for poverty reduction in DR Congo

    Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.

  • Transforming challenges into opportunities

    Over the past decade, Peru's economy has been one of the fastest growing in Latin America. The country has cut poverty and extreme poverty in half, especially in rural areas. However, not everyone has reaped the benefits of this growth. A large segment of the population is relegated to outlying neighborhoods of large cities, where poverty has been rising in recent years.

  • Saving Morocco’s climate— one oasis at a time

    Amal Nadim manages the climate change and energy portfolio for UNDP Morocco. She is also the main contact for the upcoming climate conference, COP22.

  • Innovative climate data in Uganda

    With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of its citizens, the government of Uganda is embarking on an ambitious mission to modernize its weather, water and climate monitoring systems.

  • Haïti: raising after the storm

    Haiti was hit by a category 4 hurricane on 4 October 2016. UNDP was on the ground to help improve the lives of at least one million people in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • Resolving conflicts through mediation in Honduras

    Puntos de Convivencia Comunitaria, or Community Coexistence Points, are part of a UNDP initiative to foster a culture of peace and contribute to harmonious coexistence in municipalities with high rates of violence.

  • Maintaining the momentum

    On September 19th, the founders of Pathway to Paris, again brought together notable personalities to help raise consciousness around the urgency of climate action. Coinciding with both the start of NY Climate Week and the UN General Assembly, the concert focused on maintaining momentum after the Paris Agreement.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.

  • Building resilience and better lives at home

    More than 65 million people are now forcibly displaced by violence and conflict around the world, to prevent an even larger crisis, we need enduring answers to address the root causes of displacement and to support communities hosting large numbers of displaced persons.

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