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Aug. 18, 2014
Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

An award winning financial literacy programme is coming to Papua New Guinea (PNG). The animation and music-based Cha-Ching programme provides a platform for seven to twelve-year-old children to learn the concepts, tools and practices they need to make informed financial decisions so they can fund their personal goals and dreams.

Aug. 05, 2014
BURKINA FASO

L'UN Capital Development Fund lance le présent avis pour la sélection et l’établissement de partenariats avec des institutions Prestataires de Services Techniques Agricoles dans le cadre du Programme AgriFinance-Burkina. La sélection est ouverte aux institutions Prestataires de Services Techniques Agricoles opérant au Burkina Faso et remplissant les conditions minimales telles que définies dans le dossier d’appel à sélection.

Aug. 05, 2014
BURKINA FASO

L'UN Capital Development lance le présent avis pour la sélection et l’établissement de partenariats avec des Institutions de Microfinance dans le cadre du Programme AgriFinance-Burkina. La sélection est ouverte aux institutions financières opérant au Burkina Faso et remplissant les conditions minimales telles que définies dans le dossier d’appel à sélection. AgriFinance-Burkina est un programme envisagé par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) et l'UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) en partenariat avec le Gouvernement du Burkina, sur la période 2014-2018.

Aug. 04, 2014
Maseru, LESOTHO

The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship and of Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing, officially announced and handed over the first discretionary Performance Based Local Development Grant (LDG) and Capacity Building Grant (CBG) to all the 10 District Councils and Maseru City Council on Friday 18th July 2014. The Councils also received certificates of participation in the 2014 Annual Assessment on minimum conditions to access the LDG. The event was attended by over 150 participants, including the Hon.

Aug. 01, 2014
New York, USA

On 1 August 2014, UNCDF – the UN’s capital investment agency that promotes economic development and inclusive growth in the least developed countries – welcomes incoming Executive Secretary Ms. Judith Karl, appointed by the UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark on 10 July 2014.

Karl, a US national, has over 25 years of multilateral experience in international cooperation, development and poverty reduction.

Jul. 31, 2014
Cotonou, BENIN

In order to foster the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), from 28 to 31 July 2014 Benin has organized the Ministerial Conference on "New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)".

Jul. 24, 2014
New York, USA

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In the Post-2015 Development Agenda, three factors emerge as critical means of implementation of global goals: (1) science, technology and innovation (STI), (2) broadband connectivity and (3) financing.

Jul. 24, 2014
New York, USA

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In order to foster the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), Benin is organising the Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in LDCs. The Conference will identify new and innovative partnerships to support efforts of LDCs to strengthen their productive capacity, which is the first priority area of the IPoA. It will also focus on appropriate means of implementation. Some issues, like gender and women empowerment, employment and sustainable development, will be cross-cutting.

Jul. 18, 2014
New York, USA

On July 11th, UNCDF attended the High-Level side event Empowering Countries through Evaluation: Evaluation as a country level tool for the new development agenda as part of the Fourth Development Cooperation Forum.

Jul. 18, 2014
Jijiga, Somali Regional State, ETHIOPIA

The UNCDF team conducted a monitoring visit to the Davah Livestock cooperative in the Ararso woreda. This cooperative has its origins in nine livestock income generating groups established with UNCDF support during the first year of the UN Joint Programme on Public Service Delivery and Accelerated Development in the Developing Regional States.

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