What We Do

UNDP is a global knowledge network advocating for sustainable human development and connecting countries to knowledge, experiences and resources to help societies build a better lives. UNDP works with countries to develop and implement their own solutions to development challenges. Aligned with the National Development Strategy of the Kingdom of Swaziland (1997-2022), under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2016-2020) and UNDP has committed to supporting the government following areas:(a) poverty and inequality reduction, inclusive growth and sustainable development; (b) equitable and efficient delivery and access to social services; and (c) good governance and accountability. The Swaziland Country Office UNDP contributes to the UNDP Strategic Plan through three mutually reinforcing and supporting the following outcomes: inclusive economic growth and sustainable development; resilience and risk reduction, incorporating sustainable natural resource management; and good governance, equity and citizen participation. Such upstream oriented support seeks to foster transformational change indicating promoted accountability and transparency through citizen participation for inclusive sustainable development. The programme promotes an equitable and human rights- based approach to development e.g. increasing voice and participation especially among women and children.

Our Values

We value transparency, accountability and professionalism in all we do. As a multi-cultural team, we greatly respect diversity and leverage different backgrounds that enrich our work.

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Israel Dessalegne sharing a light moment with Prime Minister Dr. Barnabas Dlamini and Secretary to Cabinet Mbuso Dlamini during the launch of the e-Government Communications Strategy supported by UNDP.

Launching the Communications Strategy was the Prime Minister, Dr. Banarbas Sibusiso Dlamini described the launch as ‘defining moment of change’, that will move the country to the next level in the programme to apply digital technology to Government processes while the UN RC applauded the initiative as a step towards effective and timely service delivery.more

Our Stories

Musa Makhanya read First Braille Constitution
Musa Makhanya reading the brailed Constitution

Musa Makhanya reads First Brailed Constitution

In September 2012 Swaziland ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention seeks to promote, protect and ensure the full and equalmore 

 Sindile's Women's Empowerment initiative scoops Global Recognition
Colourful Sindile, 4th from the right, holds her Global Recognition Award

Sindile's Women's Empowerment initiative gets Global Recognition

A women's empowerment initiative supported by the United Nations in Swaziland won two global recognition awards at the recently concluded United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmentmore 

Swaziland celebrates Ozone friendly refregerators
Minister of Tourism with stakeholders at the Commemoration of the International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer, 2016.

As the world commemorated the International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer, Swaziland had more than just the day to celebrate with an environmental milestone of ozone friendly refrigerators manufactured in the Kingdom. This comes after the successful conversion of HCFC 14 1b pre- blended polyol in foam manufacturing to cyclo-pentane initiatives. The country identified that the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry consumes a significant amount of HCFC, which contains large amounts of ozone depleting substance. HCFC do not only deplete the Ozone Layer but are also contributing to emission of Greenhouse Gases responsible for global warming and extreme effects of climate change. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • 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. more 

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