Advancing Human Development

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What we do?

UNDP WACA is at the forefront of accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 24 countries across West and Central Africa. Our multidimensional approach encompasses promoting good governance, fostering sustainable livelihoods, tackling climate change, enhancing community resilience, driving structural transformation, and eradicating poverty.

Through a tailored blend of strategic policy support, innovative programming, robust partnerships, and comprehensive capacity-building initiatives, UNDP WACA plays a pivotal role in shaping a more resilient and prosperous future for the sub-region.

West and Central Africa at a Glance

24

Countries supported

579

Million people living in West and Central Africa

130

Million people are in need of development assistance in the Sahel alone

2.6°C

Increase in temperature is expected by 2050

53%

of people living in the WACA region live in rural areas

$3.6

Billion is needed to support the regeneration of the Sahel