The Policy Brief presents the findings and recommendations of a report entitled, Rapid Socioeconomic Assessment of COVID-19 in Eswatini. The policy response to this unprecedented crisis calls for a holistic approach that involves the government working in close partnership with all sectors and citizenry.
This partnership takes place under the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA).
To fulfil its mandate of supporting the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini to eradicate poverty by creating sustainable jobs, UNDP Eswatini is eyeing AfCFTA to allow local MSMEs access to the continental market.
The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office (DPMO) convened a two-day workshop of stakeholders from different government ministries, UN agencies and civil society organisations to review the draft National Social Assistance Policy of the Kingdom of Eswatini.
A UNDP-supported campaign aimed at discouraging shoppers from carrying their groceries in single-use plastic bags is helping women to generate income.
The mission comes at a time when the lower middle-income country is dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Tropical Cyclone Eloise.

About Eswatini

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15%

women in parliament

28.1%

unemployment rate

58.9%

Poverty Rate

87.5%

Literacy rate

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