We view continued and strong partnership with the Government of Botswana as a priority for in our support to help the country sustain and progress successfully in addressing challenges associated with middle-income country. Together with other UN agencies in the country, we have a unique role to play in helping the Government to leverage resources, and using our convening power and normative role to ensure resources are utilised effectively and in the interests of the ultimate beneficiaries-Batswana.
Our support towards the country's vision 2016 and goals in the national development plans as well as for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) puts partnership at the centre of all aspects of our work. We therefore continue to establish these partnerships at different levels in order to ensure these development goals and aspirations are met.
We value the partnerships we have so far established as they are key to enabling us deliver on our promise to support the government and the people of Botswana. We work with different government ministries and departments, development partners, civil society organisations and academia in implementing various projects and initiatives in the country. Our partnership with the government has been through the Office of the President and the following ministries;
- Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC)
- Ministry of Lands and Housing
- Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP)
- Ministry of Labour & Home Affairs (MLHA)
The UNDP Resident Representative also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole in the country. Through such coordination, we seek to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources. As coordinator of development activities of the United Nations in the country, we have a key role to play in helping to reform the UN as part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).
Our development partners include the following;
- Delegation of the European Commission
- German Development Cooperation Organization
- Southern African Development Community
- US Agency for International Development (USAID)
- World Bank
The private sector make an important contribution to development by fostering innovation, providing funding and promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries. At global level, to facilitate inclusive market development, UNDP focuses on connecting and integrating local producers with domestic and global markets. This work is supported by the Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) and Business Call to Action (BCtA) initiatives. At country, we continue to dialogue with private sector in an effort to collectively design innovative solutions to the many challenges the country faces.