UNDP’s new programme cycle which came into operation in 2013, closely links the poverty reduction, democratic governance, and crisis prevention and recovery pillars, under the new ‘Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion’ cluster. With the former conflict-affected areas gradually moving from relief to resettlement and recovery, UNDP will adopt a local economic development framework to its work in conflict-affected areas, which will include a formal integration between its current downstream recovery and local governance programmes. UNDP will continue using market-based approaches with more emphasis on value-addition and enterprise development, to support its beneficiary communities to migrate from subsistence to market livelihoods, focusing on the well-being of people still at risk. This work will involve building connections between communities and private sector organizations, so they can access new markets and financial services.
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Building on the programmatic areas, results, networks and best practices of previous UNDP Projects, UNDP supports Crisis Prevention and Recovery under its Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion cluster through the Governance for Local Economic Development Programme (GLED) and the Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration (SELAJSI) Programme implemented during 2013-2017.
Whilst GLED focuses on strengthening governance capacities at District, Divisional and Provincial levels and improving socio-economic opportunities in vulnerable regions in the country, SELAJSI focuses on ensuring that gains in the justice sector are institutionalized, systematized and scaled-up.