Poverty Reduction/Economic Diversification


Botswana is one of Africa’s veritable economic and human development success stories. It has made the transition from Least Developed Country (LDC) at the time of independence in 1966 to Middle Income (MIC) in three decades. More

Our Support

We work to enhance capacity at the central and local government levels to foster inclusive economic growth, economic diversification and improvement in the management and coordination of HIV and AIDS interventions; supporting national efforts the eradication of absolute poverty, and zero HIV transmission targets of the Vision 2016.more

Eradicating poverty is possible

Botswana is among the few countries in Africa in which the eradication of extreme poverty in the foreseeable future is possible. more

Our Stories

Solar power changes families’ lives in Botswana

The introduction of solar power in Kgope is the result of efforts by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with the Government of Botswana and local communities, to provide eco-friendly energy access throughout the countrymore 

Several Social Good Summit Meet-Ups were organized in more than 55 countries, supported by UNDP Country Offices across the global, focusing on different issues and themes.
Youth commit to addressing unemployment and inequality

Kgalagadi, Ghantsi and Ngamiland, are among the highest concentrations of severely poor households in Botswana. With a national mobile penetration rate of over 100%, the Hub would use mobile protocols like Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) to transmit and share information as requested for by users who own mobile phones that do not have internet applications. more 

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