The United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) 2017-2021 presents the framework for the partnership between Botswana and the United Nations Development System (UNDS) over the period 2017-2021. It is developed through a consultative process between the Government, development sector stakeholders including academia, civil society, development partners and the UNDS.
The UNSDF 2017-2021 outlines how the UNDS will provide support to broad-based partnerships towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that encompasses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Africa Agenda 2063.
Since attaining upper-middle-income status in the 1990s, Botswana continues to register strong performance as it strives to achieve ‘Prosperity for All’ by 2036.
The new programme will address the following national priorities (eleventh national development plan): eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality; strengthening human development outcomes; generating diversified export-led economic growth and employment creation, and deepening democracy, as well as managing the trade-off between income generation and environmental sustainability.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, including Kuwait, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
The role of UNDP (and the UN) in Botswana is shaped by the status of the country as an upper middle income country. Botswana has reached a relatively high level of infrastructure development, is well-resourced and able to fund most of its developmental needs. However, Botswana requires best practices, high-quality policy advice on how best to respond to challenges associated with its middle-income status, including widening inequalities and disparities, persistent poverty among population groups, and climate change and natural disaster risks.