National Health Systems Strengthening
An effectively performing health system is key to improving the population’s health status, providing protection against health-related financial risks and enhancing the health sector’s responsiveness to people’s needs. UNDP is providing technical and financial support for health systems strengthening to maximize the overall impact of health programs of the Government and to contribute to achieving health-related goals.
Building on prior work for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNDP is also strengthening supply chain management and other capacities in the Ministry of Health and Medical Stores Limited (an autonomous government agency). This is resulting in improved and more equitable distribution of services and lifesaving medicines to vulnerable populations in peri-urban and rural areas. Furthermore, UNDP is supporting Government removing barriers hindering women’s and key population’s access to HIV and AIDS services.
National Development Planning
We promote pro-poor growth and wealth creation for advancing human development at both upstream and downstream levels through the 7thNDP and support development programmes that accelerate progress towards the SDGs. Our technical expertise at the upstream level contributes to national and sub-national advocacy, development planning, mainstreaming, monitoring and reporting on the SDGs. Recognising that data is lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability , we collaborate with the Ministry of Development Planning (MNDP) and Central Statistical Office (CSO) to provide technical expertise in support of evidence-based planning in strategic policy formulation. We all know that the SDGs were created to transform the world. This can only be achieved if development is rooted in building lasting, meaningful and effective partnerships, as a result we also strive to bring together government, civil society, private sector,donors and development partners towards a common goal guided by the National Vision 2030, 7NDP and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Livelihoods and Innovations
At the downstream level, we promote an integrated approach that tackles the connected issues of multidimensional poverty, inequality and exclusion, and sustainability, while enhancing knowledge, skills and production technologies to enlarge peoples’ choices, build resilience and sustain development gains. As such, our work includes health systems strengthening and supply chain management knowing the fact that effective supply chain is “the backbone” for access to safe and effective health products and it also safeguards the significant financial investments on the procurement of health products by donors and country governments. Improving livelihoods for women, the youth and people with disabilities is an important component which is being pursued through enhancing entrepreneurship skills and innovation for business linkages and employment creation. This is being executed through provision of technical assistance and injection of risk capital to youth-led innovative and ambitious start-up companies and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across key growth sectors and bridging the humanitarian development divide to support durable solutions for recovery, resilience building and sustainability.
Transformation of the Extractive Sector
We partner with government, private sector and CSOs to support the transformation of the extractive sector to promote broad-based economic development and structural transformation to achieve Vision 2030, the African Mining Vision and the SDGs. Support is being provided to facilitate backward and forward linkages, thereby creating opportunities for value addition and increased value chains with diverse range of private sector. This is being done through strengthening the policy and regulatory framework as well as capacitating small-scale miners and regulatory agencies to improve the management, exploitation and beneficiation of the mineral resources to harness the full potential of small-scale mining to stimulate entrepreneurship and improve livelihoods.