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Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


Governments of the Future

Leveraging Innovation and New Technologies for the 2030 Agenda  


2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks at the launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan & the Resilience and Recovery Framework  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


Accelerating Development Investments in Famine Response and Prevention

The case for increased investment in development and peacebuilding to address famines articulated in this paper is derived from an analysis of the situation in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan…  


Famine Response and Prevention

Remarks at the High Level Event on the Famine Response and Prevention  


Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of…  


Journey to extremism in Africa

Based on hundreds of interviews with extremists, first-of-its-kind study pinpoints key factors triggering decisions to join violent extremist groups in Africa.  



In search of water

In drought-stricken Somalia, a sand dam provides vital water access to people facing displacement and the spectre of famine.  

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