Our Projects

National sustainable development goals are supported through various initiatives implemented under four themes: Policy and Strategic Planning, Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, Governance and HIV/AIDS Unit and the Operations Unit. The Policy and Strategic Planning unit provides advisory and upstream support for sustainable development.

The Governance and HIV/AIDS Unit facilitates inclusive participation of the populace, advocates for Human Rights and Gender Equality as well as facilitate Judiciary Reforms and inculcation of the rule of law.

The Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, arguments a responsive undertaking to climate change adaptation, sustainable energy and effective natural resources management, as well as, building resilience through disaster risks management. It also involves poverty reduction initiatives for sustained economic growth.

Support is provided by the Operations Unit for the effective achievement of sustained outcomes.

Poverty Reduction

  • Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Livelihoods

    The poverty alleviation programme acknowledges economic growth not only as a means to address poverty, but as a mechanism to achieve the national MDG targets through implementation of the PRSAP and aid effectiveness management. Central to the programme will be the support for development of policies and legislation pieces that contribute to stimulation of innovative use of the productive resources by all, in particular, the poor. Capacity development to generate data, analyse information, manage and package evidence for national policy and decision making processes will be targeted to key institutions. The programme will also support successful initiatives on women economic empowerment through promoting entrepreneurship and sustainable business management. The Government’s and key national stakeholders’ capacity will be strengthened in terms of existing SME infrastructure and the implementation of policies promoting women economic empowerment.

  • This is a poverty alleviation project aimed at aims at expanding women’s economic opportunities through promoting entrepreneurship and improving access to information and productive resources to facilitate economic growth. In addition, it will also strengthen existing Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) support infrastructure and implementation of national policies, strategies and action plans. The five year Programme will be implemented jointly by UNDP and Business Women Forum which is under the Federation of Swaziland Employers (FSE). After project completion which is 2015 FSE will take over leadership of the project and it will be completely under implementation of the private sector.

Democratic Governance

  • Strengthening Good Governance

    The project aims to support the Government of Swaziland with the implementation of the Swaziland Constitution. UNDP has focused on capacity strengthening of key governance Institutions created by the constitution; strengthen national capacities for the promotion and protection of rights especially gender equality including greater involvement of women in political participation and decision making structures.

  • Sectoral Approach to Prevention of Corruption in the Health Sector

    The sectoral approach to prevention of corruption project is a concept that seeks to strengthen the capacity of sectors or Government Ministries to identify corruption risks and develop mechanisms for mitigation. The sectoral approach project is aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness of maternal and neonatal health care service delivery through enhanced procurement systems in two major hospitals; promote citizens participation and strengthen capacity of the Anti Corruption on the sectoral approach.

HIV and Development

  • Support for HIV Response

    The Swaziland National Multisectoral Strategic Framework (NSF) 2009 - 2014 for HIV and AIDS has prioritized four strategic programme intervention, namely prevention programmes, treatment care and support, impact mitigation and response management. The Swaziland HIV prevalence is currently at 19% for the general population and 31% amongst the sexually active group 18 – 49 years, with the incidence estimated to be at 2.4% (SHIMS 2012).

Women's Empowerment

  • Women in Informal Cross Border Trade

    The project aims to create wealth and reduce poverty and exclusion among Women in Informal Cross Border Trade (WICBT) by strengthening the leadership, increasing commitment and accountability of government institutions to integrate WICBT issues in policies or legislation, programmes, plans and budgets.

  • Women Empowerment in Swaziland

    This Project aims to support women empowerment in Swaziland with particular focus on increasing women livelihoods, supporting the national response against gender based violence and the enactment of key legislation's.

Environment and Energy

  • Strengthening National and Community Systems for Effective Disaster Risk Management

    The project is seeking to strengthen national institutional capacities for DRM at national, regional and community level. The core objectives of the project are to: conduct national risk assessment; build early warning system and monitoring of disaster risks; improve emergency preparedness and response capacities, thus ensure security for the population and sustainable development for the country.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    As part of an international effort to address climate change, several legally binding treaties such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP) have been adopted by various countries. The primary objective of the UNFCCC is to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the earth’s atmosphere to a level that is not harmful to the earth’s inhabitants.