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.
By 2035, most of the world’s poor will be living in urban areas. Achieving the Global Goals will require us to make cities more inclusive and sustainable.
In Lao PDR, where most people live in remote, mountainous areas, radio remains the primary source of information for many and is now playing an even more vital educational role.
Where the Pemón live, the majestic landscape holds gold, diamonds and other precious minerals. But the indigenous people have another valuable resource, one that cannot be priced.
Each year, more than 100,000 new jobseekers enter the already saturated labour market. Meet three young entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and making agriculture more sustainable in Benin.
Fruit processing for export develops the capacity of rural women while minimizing their dependence on climate.
Since 2007, the 'DEEP' economic empowerment programme created activities for more than 13,000 poor families and over 32,500 job opportunities.
A project by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment in Panama aims to identify natural products for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries to promote sustainable and equitable use of genetic resources.
Through an agro-biodiversity initiative in Lao PDR, cultivation groups breed mushrooms to increase income and food security.
A programme in El Salvador aims to help young people who are out of work or not attending school to gain skills and improve their lives.