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  • Back on the land for Nepalese farmersBack on the land for Nepalese farmersUNDP’s Rapid Enterprise and Livelihoods Recovery Project supports microentrepreneurs to restore their livelihoods after the earthquake.

  • Restored forests fight climate change and preserve community wealth in BeninRestored forests fight climate change and preserve community wealth in BeninOver-exploitation of forests contributes to flooding, impoverishment of riparian communities and higher CO2 emissions. A UNDP project is helping to turn the tide.

  • Building bridges in AfghanistanBuilding bridges in AfghanistanThe Border Management Northern Afghanistan project has been working for nearly a decade to build the physical and social infrastructure, for a strong and peaceful Afghanistan.

  • A historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of warA historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of warThrough its Programme to Accompany Transitional Justice (PAJUST), UNDP supports victims´ rights to truth, justice and reparations, especially for indigenous women.

  • Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatEconomic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatFor Mohammed Alshouthmi and other participants in the cash-for-work programme in Yemen, emergency jobs offer respite, allowing families to address urgent needs.

  • Women become landowners in IndiaWomen become landowners in IndiaMillions of women in India are absent from inheritance documents or are forced to give up these rights later, even as 77% of them rely on agriculture as their primary source of income.

  • Getting back on track in IraqGetting back on track in IraqA small cake factory provides skills training and an economic lifeline for displaced Yazidi women

  • With restored reservoirs, business blooms in rural MoldovaWith restored reservoirs, business blooms in rural MoldovaA UNDP-backed project works in the agriculture, energy and water sectors to foster stronger planning and budgeting for climate change adaptation strategies. With the restored reservoir, irrigation is now viable, soil erosion is reduced, and productivity is increasing in two rural districts.

  • Empowering women in agricultureEmpowering women in agricultureSuccess in addressing deep-rooted sustainability issues in key commodity sectors in Ghana and Indonesia involves closing the gender gap.

  • Where one in five people is a refugeeWhere one in five people is a refugeeSupporting host communities in Lebanon