UNDP Annual Report 2018
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
May 29, 2021
This UNDP Annual Report takes a look at the results we achieved with countries and communities through 12 intense months. It considers the role we played as the technical lead of the UN’s socio-economic response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing in-country analysis to help 144 countries better understand what action to take, deploying nearly US$1 billion to over 170 countries and territories, helping government and health systems to function, protecting jobs and livelihoods and rapidly expanding social protection. It takes a look at how we played this role, pushing the boundaries of how UNDP thinks, delivers, invests and manages. It illustrates how #NextGenUNDP institutional and financial investments – such as the People for 2030 strategy, the UNDP Digital Strategy, the Global Policy Network, the Accelerator Labs Network and the creation of the Crisis Bureau – made it possible to offer a more coherent, rapid response. The report features UNDP’s global ideas and research on building forward better, which we tabled in 2020 to lift the ambition of global policy responses. These ideas range from introducing a temporary basic income for all people living in poverty to launching a new, planetary pressures-adjusted Human Development Index – part of UNDP’s 30th anniversary look at The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene. These pages also capture how, throughout 2020, UNDP held the thread between the micro and the macro, addressing urgent local needs and advancing global systemic change: clearing over 400 football fields-worth of land of explosives in war-hit Yemen to enable humanitarian aid to get to those in most need, for example, while expanding the Climate Promise – the world’s largest offer on enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions – to 115 countries.
May 4, 2021
The development of Eritrea tackling COVID-19 Mobile application is grounded on UNDP’s programmatic offer to promote innovation and use of digital technology with the ultimate aim to benefit the community outreach to increase their knowledge on the pandemic, strengthen their preventive measures among the population, and maintain the population physical and mental health. UNDP places huge importance on the role of innovation, to provide a platform for the youth to express their innovative ideas and translate that into a practical means; by empowering the youth in this way, UNDP is meeting a key deliverable of its Global efforts to respond to this crisis within the context of development. In this COVID-19 pandemic era, timely, accessible, and portable accurate information that cut across the population in Eritrea including Eritreans abroad are vital to make a significate difference in social behavioural change and improved coping skills against the virus. Furthermore, Eritrea tackling COVID 19 Mobile application includes innovative, unique, and essential features, as it is multilingual targeting everyone including those with disabilities like the blind and the deaf, to complement the existing communication efforts by the Ministry of Health and ensuring that any information gaps are not only addressed but also made portable and accessible to the wider population. The development of this Mobile Application is part of the activity of UNDP Response to COVID 19 in Eritrea, funded by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Eritrea tackling COVID 19, has been designed and developed by an Eritrean Team composed by Young Application Developers.
Mar 9, 2021
This brief explores the work of the UN in Eritrea to complement the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and women empowerment. It outlines the challenges and risks related to the global COVID-19 pandemic to gender equality in Eritrea, which could inform the formulation and implementation of the UN Eritrea Socio- Economic assessment Recovery Plan (SERP). The Brief aims to present ways in which the negative impacts of COVID-19 can be responded to in a gender-sensitive and women-empowering fashion, according to the SDGs, to ‘build back better.’ Lastly, it sets out recommendations on ensuring gender equality in the recovery process, focusing on women’s empowerment in the decision-making processes related to COVID-19 response and economic development. It guides the planning and preparation of a forward-looking response to COVID-19 in Eritrea. ‘Building back better’, especially for Eritrea, means ensuring no one is left behind, and that gender equality and women’s participation are integrated into crisis prevention, preparedness, and recovery from the earliest stages