1. Strengthening Capacities for Poverty Reduction: UNDP work in poverty reduction focuses on economic growth not only to address poverty, but as a mechanism to achieve the nationally prioritized SDG targets through implementation of the revised NDS and the National Programme of Action. The central focus is supporting development frameworks that contribute to the stimulation of innovative use of the productive resources by all.
A. Improved and better coordinated national planning and development results monitoring - SDG-based national M&E system operationalized.
B. Eswatini Household Income Expenditure Survey Report.
C. Macro-modelling capacities enhanced through improved GDP forecasting and updating of the Threshold 21 Version 3.5 to Version 3.6.
D. Technical support for enhanced national budgeting and mentoring: One ODA support under the Ministry of Finance.
E. Innovative youth and women supported on strategic undertaking through participation in national development: Innovation Association of Swaziland (IAS) Strategy; Number of young entrepreneurs supported; Number of women farmers’ uptake of climate smart techniques.
F. Knowledge transfer partnerships promoted through various mechanisms including SStr: Number of knowledge exchange interventions supported.
G. Participation and contribution in the National Social Protection Programme working with UN Agencies.
2. . Strengthening Good Governance: UNDP promotes good governance through strengthening public institutions oversight function and delivery of efficient quality services; increase citizens voice and participation in public accountability and advancement of transparency; strengthen knowledge-based research for informed evidence-based advocacy; and national and local authority elections. Support was provided in the following areas:
A. Parliament, Judiciary and Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MOJCA) capacities for law reform strengthened: Number of Members of Parliament trained on law reform and legislation development cycle advocate for enactment of legislation; Inventory for legislation to be aligned to the Constitution and International Conventions (through IMC) developed.
B. Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MOJCA), and Parliament’s Capacity on Treaty Body Reporting strengthened: Guidelines for the mainstreaming and domestication of international conventions; Number of Portfolio Chairpersons trained on Treaty Body reporting.
C. Human Rights capacities and integration into national development enhanced: Human Rights Baseline Report disseminated; Number of Judiciary, Security Forces (Correctional Services & Police) on Human Rights Conventions; Human Rights Day; Anti-Corruption Day; Disability Day commemorated.
D. Increased advocacy and interaction of citizens with access to justice and human right machinery: Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MOJCA), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Commission for Human Rights and Public Administration (CHRPA), Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SPPRA) Coordination Framework; Advocacy and Communication Strategy for access to justice; MOJCA Strategic Plan; Judicial Assessment and Strategic Plan.
E. National Performance Measurement Systems established at national and local levels: Number of codes of conduct for key public institutions developed.
F. National capacities for public procurement strengthened: Community of Practice for Procurement Officers; Standard of Practice for public procurement; On-line training platform.
G. Sector-specific corruption risk, including in public procurement improved: Corruption Perception Survey Report; ‘Pay a bribe’ on-line reporting platform operationalized.
3. Facility for Upstsream Engagement
A. Increased policy research and knowledge building capacities for policy reform in prioritised national development areas: three (3) policy research assessments undertaken and subsequent consolidation of knowledge products into policy technical papers/ briefs for upstream engagement.
B. Policy Research Internship programme: Five (5) national research interns supported to conduct focused and prioritized studies.
C. Three (3) policy development interventions supported: Special Economic Zones, Water and Gender.
D. High level advisory services provided for analysis and information consolidation for socio-economic growth: Number of high level advisory notes developed.
4. Strengthening National Protected Areas (SNPAS): The objective of the project is to effectively expand, manage and develop Eswatini’s protected area network in order to adequately protect the biodiversity and landscapes of the country. The project has the following Partners: Swaziland National Trust Commission (SNTC), Big Game Parks (BGP), Swaziland Environmental Authority (SEA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MNRE), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), University of Swaziland (UNISWA), Lubombo Conservancy, Swaziland Game Ranchers Association (SGRA), All Out Africa, Private Protected Areas.
5. Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
A. Improved waste management capacities at national and local levels: Waste Management Indaba Report dissemination: Number of Matsapha landfill Waste Reclaimers trained in waste recycling; Matsapha Town Council Waste Management Policy draft.
B. National climate change frameworks status improved: Climate Change Bill.
C. National Adaptation Plan developed
6. El Nino Coordination
A. Improved national frameworks for disaster/risks resilience building through the development of the Resilience Strategy and Action Plan.
B. Improved knowledge documentation on the national, regional and community response to national disaster, in particular the El Nino induced drought.
C. National Emergency Response and Mitigation and Adaptation Plan (NERMAP) Mid-term Review Report.