Inclusive Growth


UNDP South Africa's work on poverty reduction is governed by several internationally agreed frameworks such as the Millennium Declaration, the MDGs, and the International Development Goals. Our core services focus on three main areas: Strategies and Policies for Poverty Reduction, Inclusive Globalisation, and Support for MDG-Aligned National Development Strategies. more

Our Goals

Under this programme area, the focus is to zeroe-in on poverty and inequality reduction by raising the returns from and efficiency of social protection; and increasing the ability of the economy, especially but not only in rural areas, to absorb both the long-term or structurally unemployed as well as new entrants to the labour market with a particular focus on youth and women. more

Inclusive Growth and Decent Work

UNDP in South Africa has pioneered the efforts of coordinating the private sector to contribute to the development of South Africa, by establishing what is now known as the UNDP-Private Sector Development Forum. Find more about the programme in the 2013-2017 CPAP


Contributing to Fostering Inclusive Market Development

The development of small and medium scale enterprises and their successful integration in the various value chains can be vital for delivering Government’s job creation targetsmore 

Tackling poverty by growing SMEs – UNDP South Africa

The South African story has been that of a high Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, primarily driven by the growth in the financial and services sector.more 

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