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  • UNDP Deputy Regional Director Sends Message of Hope to Yemen during Visit to Sana'a and AdenUNDP Deputy Regional Director Sends Message of Hope to Yemen during Visit to Sana'a and AdenA few years ago, she was unable to say a word in front of a stranger. She was very shy and timid. But now, she is sitting with senior delegates of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during a lunch organized by the Youth Economic Empowerment Project in which she was involved as a beneficiary of the "3x6 Approach" that helps youth with sustainable income.

  • Helping young Yemenis fight unemploymentHelping young Yemenis fight unemploymentTaiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts Innovating in Transitional contextsThe UNDP Country Office presented two innovative approaches for employment generation –the 3x6 approach- and capacity development in transitional settings –the Emergency Capacity Development Facility- at the last Regional RBAS Cluster Meeting, organized in Amman Jordan, between 7th and 11th April 2013 with the participation of the UNDP Administrator, senior RBAS staff and representatives of country offices from the region.

  • Women fight unemployment and shake gender stereotypes through paintingWomen fight unemployment and shake gender stereotypes through paintingAt the far corner of the rigid walls of the 7 of July Girls School, 17 young women with blue jackets painting diligently these walls. Young women are engaged in a two-months painting activity and they are paid on a daily basis as part of a new approach called “3x6””, launched by the GoY through its Youth Economic Empowerment Project with support from UNDP and the Government of Japan, which aims to create sustainable employment.

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This report on the Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction in Yemen is part of a global UNDP-supported project that started in 2001 and has grown to encompass policy-oriented research, advisory services and capacity development in 25 developing countries. Among the Arab States, UNDP has supported similar studies in Morocco, Sudan and Syria.

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