Poverty Reduction

Challenges in Yemen

Yemen being one of the poorest and least developed countries in the Arab Region with a per capita GDP of US $ 1,160 faces a wide range of development challenges and disparities. The country has also witnessed a further decline in humanitarian and livelihoods conditions following the political and social unrest in 2011. More

Our Goals

Our support is focusing on responding to the development challenges of the coming transitional period and mainly creating sustainable livelihood, economic empowerment and job creation for youth and women. We also address the most urgent population needs ,with supports from our partners, through initiatives for community revitalization that aim to urgently restore livelihoods.more

Poverty Reduction, Youth Empowerment

Instability in Yemen has caused a considerable slowdown in most economic sectors, resulting in economic depression, lost livelihoods particularly in the informal sector, and increased poverty particularly among the least privileged segments of society.more

Our Stories

UNDP cash-for-work activities enable Mohammed Alshouthmi to buy a motocyle and supports his family

Revival of People’s Livelihood

A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict hasmore 

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A YOUNG WOMAN IS PLANTING TREES AS PART OF A YOUTH ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT IN YEMEN. (PHOTO: UNDP IN YEMEN)

Helping young Yemenis fight unemployment

Taiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day. “It is good to havemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Youth Economic Empowerment

    The project aims to socially and economically empower disadvantaged youth and women in market oriented technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills, confidence building and empowering skills necessary to improve their access to productive resources and sustainable earning potential. Training will be systematically linked and integrated with other complementary interventions such as access to markets, appropriate technology, microfinance, entrepreneurship development and follow up technical assistance and advisory services.more 

  • Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

    The objective of the DTIS update is to provide a renewed perspective of trade priorities in Yemen taking into account the changes in the national and international environment intervening since the DTIS 2002.more