Nov. 25, 2014

Á l’occasion du XVe Sommet de la Francophonie à Dakar, Sénégal, l’UNCDF, le PNUD et ONU Femmes organisent une table ronde intitulée « Égalité des sexes et développement économique local : d’une perspective locale à une perspective mondiale », le jeudi 27 novembre 2014 au Musée de lÍFAN, Place Soweto, de 14h30 à 16h30.

Nov. 17, 2014

Patrick is a young proud man who just graduated from school and is ready to prepare for his future. He opened a savings account at Finca-Uganda 2 years ago when he was 16 years old. Gradually, as he followed the financial education modules offered by Finca-Uganda, he started saving to purchase a small pig. As the picture shows, in just one year, his once little pig worth 50,000 Uganda Shilling (US$ 25) has become a large healthy pig worth 125,000 Uganda Shilling (US$70).

Nov. 06, 2014

UNCDF intervened in the Forum on “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development” (ISID) organize by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This key event was attended by over 450 participants, including senior officials from both the public and private sectors, from 92 countries.

Oct. 29, 2014

Today the Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017.

Oct. 28, 2014
Papua New Guinea

The Government of Papua New Guinea, the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) are partnering on the financial inclusion component of the EU-funded Rural Economic Development Programme Phase 2 (RED 2), targeting the Highlands Region’s seven provinces.

Oct. 27, 2014

How can local authorities respond and adapt to climate change, plan and implement solutions for environmental and natural resource challenges and promote more sustainable ways of development? These questions have been discussed in the training course on “Climate Change and Resilient Cities”, organized by The Hague Academy from the 29 September – 10 October 2014 in the Hague, Netherlands.

Oct. 23, 2014
Brussels, BELGIUM

UNCDF, the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs),has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation to expand a flagship programme that will enable three million low-income clients in Africa to access mobile financial services for the first time.

Oct. 21, 2014
Dar es Salaam

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) gathered over 120 nationwide project developers and financial institutions to a three-day technical workshop on project finance. The workshop is part of a training series UNCDF hosts each year, to inform both private and public infrastructure project developers and lenders about innovative tools in the field of project finance, and the ways UNCDF can support them through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI) Programme based in Dar es Salaam.

Oct. 14, 2014
Nairobi, KENYA

The regional workshop, organised by UNCDF and the International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD), kicked off yesterday with 26 participants from five African countries; Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania; taking part. The main purpose of the workshop is to review the progress of the third round of the International Training Programme and provide technical guidance to the participants as they plan and develop the content of their change projects.

Oct. 13, 2014

Decentralisation took a small but very important step forward in Cambodia on Tuesday 7th October with the formal launch of the Local Development and Decentralised Health Services project (LDDHS).