In the past, most of our support was for early recovery of conflict-affected areas, often delivered directly to communities in need. In doing so, we worked in four main areas: Crisis Prevention and Recovery; Democratic Governance; Poverty Reduction and Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction.
However, now, UNDP will instead assist Government’s efforts at the national and local levels to operate effectively and deliver services more efficiently. In doing so, the UNDP Country Programme 2013-2017 has two broad focus areas:
- Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion (GESI): Focuses on socio-economic recovery and development, social inclusion, rule of law and access to justice, local governance, human rights and parliamentary support. This includes our work in the areas of poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery and democratic governance.
Under this GSEI cluster, UNDP works 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 and livelihoods in vulnerable regions in the country, SELAJSI focuses on ensuring that gains in the justice sector are institutionalized, systematized and scaled-up.
- Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience (ESDR): Focuses on ecosystem-based natural resource management, clean energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction. This includes our work in the areas of energy and environment and mitigating natural disasters and crisis.