UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
We are pleased to share the UNDP South Africa 2022 Annual Report! UNDP remained firm in its commitment to accompany the Government of South Africa in its development journey by investing in youth and women empowerment initiatives (skills development, employment promotion, and supporting entrepreneurship), promoting renewable energy, building state capability, disaster response, lobbying for biodiversity investments, and driving innovation. Our cumulative support to youth since 2019 has touched the lives of 20,045 youths and 7,812 SMMEs – altogether, 27,857 youth and women have benefitted from our skill and entrepreneurship development programmes. In 2022, the most notable results include the nearly 1000 youths that we placed in employment and income generation opportunities, over 200 SMMEs supported through training and grant funding, the provision of a relief package worth R2.3 million to support over 5000 flood-affected victims in KZN, and powering 67 households in the Upper Blinkwater community through our wind-solar hybrid mini-grid system, as well as providing 24,000 litres of water to two schools (Matyantya Primary School and Kleinbooi Secondary School) on a daily basis through our wind-power water pumping facilities. You are invited to delve into the pages of this Annual Report 2022 and explore the impactful stories, data, and insights that reflect our collective journey towards sustainable development. Together, let us build on our achievements, learn from our experiences, and forge ahead on the path to a brighter and more resilient South Africa.
This video covers the training aspect of the “Automotive Training and Re-Skilling in the Post-COVID Economic Recovery for Vulnerable Youth and Women in South Africa” project, as well as looking at the advancing of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative through promoting the SAYouth platform. Amongst other activities, 64 young people (26 women) have been trained on work readiness (as entry-level manufacturing operators) and gender equality and social inclusion. Additional, 11,500 students have signed up to be linked to employment and income-generating opportunities on the SAYouth and Yakh'iFuture platforms and 530 found employment opportunities to date.
South Africa at a Glance
Life expectancy at birth
human development index