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  • Saving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural TaizzSaving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural TaizzIn August 2015, UNDP launched a Private Business Midwifery Project, funded by UNDP and the government of Japan that aims to empower midwives to develop entrepreneurial skills to establish clinics in 22 rural districts in Taizz.

  • Social business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthSocial business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthThe war has not been a disaster from Mohammed only. Many people like him lost their jobs and their sole source of income. But he thinks his responsibilities are bigger than he can handle and the conflict has affected him more than the others.

  • Revival of People’s LivelihoodRevival of People’s LivelihoodA 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.

  • Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatApr 4, 2016Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatFor Mohammed Alshouthmi and other participants in the cash-for-work programme in Yemen, emergency jobs offer respite, allowing families to address urgent needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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