Tender For Research Analyst to Support Conceptualization of The Sub Regional Human Development Report: Horn of Africa
24th Feb 2020
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) 1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, United States
Phone: +1 212-906-5000 USA
BackgroundUNDP works in eight countries1 in the Horn of Africa to address governance, economic, social, environment and climate related challenges. Support is provided to enhance sustainable development, improve resilience and reduce risks or vulnerability in keeping with global, regional and national commitments. Priority areas of intervention include cross-border and regional cooperation; governance, peace and security; inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth, climate resilience; women and youth empowerment. UNDP also contributes to the Horn of Africa Regional Initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2018 that supports stronger coordination across the UN system, and with its partners on the ground, for joint delivery of complementary mandates, sustaining peace resolutions, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa`s Agenda 2063.This Sub regional human development report (HDR) for the Horn of Africa intends to provide intellectually independent, empirically grounded analysis of development issues, trends, progress and targeted policies required to help advancehuman development. HDRs are based on the premise that "people are the real wealth of a nation" using empirical data to impact policies that enlarge people`s choices and create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives or simply to "advance the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live"(Amartya Sen).Today, more people in the Horn of Africa are healthier, live longer, are more educated, have more access to goods and services and more power to select leaders, influence public decisions and share knowledge. Yet much more remains to be done in expanding choices and improving well-being for all people in all countries and communities, and for generationsyet to come.The planned Sub-Regional Human Development Report is the first of its kind. It builds on the success several Regional and National Human D...