UNDP Annual Report 2020
In 2020, a tiny virus humbled the human race and ignited a development emergency. Though its impacts were felt very differently, the COVID-19 pandemic was – and continues to be – a uniquely common experience for our generation, with no space for bystanders.
Feb 23, 2021
For the first time in a relationship spanning 300,000 years, instead of the planet shaping humans, humans are shaping the planet. This is the Anthropocene: the age of humans. The 30th anniversary Human Development Report 2020 looks at how humanity can navigate this new age, unpacking the relationships between people and the planet and where we go from here, to transform pathways to human progress
Jul 13, 2020
Business Botswana has been supported by UNDP to develop Botswana’s Private Sector Economic Recovery Plan and accompanying M&E framework in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. The recovery plan is intended not only to provide recommendations to the Government of Botswana regarding support for the private sector in the context of Botswana’s planned COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Programme, but also to help build a more diverse and resilient economy.
Aug 12, 2020
This Informal Sector Recovery Plan is a compliment to the two “deep dive” Private Sector and Social Protection Recovery Plans The Informal Sector Recovery Plan is in two parts, Part 1 sets out the Analysis and Recommendations and Part 2, the Action Plan. Part 1 starts with a profile of the informal sector in Botswana. It is estimated that it constitutes around 5.3% of annual GDP, small compared to neighboring countries but nonetheless sizeable. This is followed by exploring an appropriate definition of the informal sector for the Botswana context. The Plan suggest that it should be one that is broad, inclusive, and accommodative of current and future dynamic changes occurring within the macroenvironment and the sector itself in terms of the heterogeneous characteristic features of new participants, and one that recognises decent work, formalisation, and the movement towards less vulnerable, more stable, more sustainable, more successful informal sector businesses as primary goals. Finally, the Plan proposes a definition of the informal sector based on the contents of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) R204 - Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015.