Social Protection for Community Resilience

Earning a living through the small scale income generation projects
Coverage 13 Governorates
Target Groups Those in urgent need of assistance, those who are food insecure, and internally-displaced persons and returnees
Focus Area Income Generation and Livelihoods, Access to Health Care, Renewable Energy, Public Service Delivery
Partners Social Fund for Development (SFD)
Project Manager Atul Shekar
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Project Summary

In response to the crisis in Yemen, UNDP has partnered with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) to support financial security, access to healthcare (including psychological support), and the delivery basic services. Project activities prioritize inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized groups.

Project activities are expected to improve household incomes; restore basic healthcare facilities; strengthen psycho-social assistance; and equip local authorities to plan, coordinate and monitor priority service delivery more effectively.


Project activities are designed to:

  1. Enhance financial security through income-generation activities and upgrading or replacing the necessary tools used for work and resources.
  2. Improve access to healthcare services (including psychosocial support) and infrastructure through community-based projects and provision of equipment.
  3. Strengthen the ability of local authorities to deliver basic services through better planning, coordination and monitoring.
  4. Assist the most vulnerable communities and households to access public services and social safety nets.
  5. Encourage inclusion of women, youth and other vulnerable groups in community development activities.


Enhancing the purchasing capacity of vulnerable communities, while restoring community infrastructure through short-term employment and cash-for-work

  • More than 8,000 people benefited from cash-for-work activities
  • More than 32,500 people indirectly benefited from cash-for-work activities
  • Over 6,700 cubic meters of water reservoirs constructed
  • 124 hectares of agricultural land reclaimed
  • Nearly 16,500 square meters of roads paved
  • 8.4 kilometres of feeder roads improved
  • Around 540 home vegetable gardens established
  • 700 people have access to mobile money banking

Improving access to healthcare services by providing solar energy equipment and rehabilitating healthcare facilities

  • 21 healthcare facilities rehabilitated, out 85 facilities, to be reconstructed, rehabilitated, equipped and powered by solar energy
  • Nearly 20,000 workdays created through rehabilitation works
  • 3,750 people indirectly benefited from rehabilitation work opportunities
  • 192 medical carders trained in providing psychological support
  • Over 1,000 education sector staff trained in providing psychosocial support
  • More than 1,240 consultants recruited and trained in identifying traumatized individuals

Enhancing key services delivery through building the capacities of communities and local authorities to better plan and achieve their goals

  • 207 Village Cooperative Councils (VCCs) established/reactivated
  • 207 community resilience plans developed by VCCs
  • 480 self-help youth community initiatives implemented
  • 50 financed youth community initiatives implemented
  • 450 trainings in life skills performed
  • 6 district management teams trained



Project start date:

July 2017

Estimated end date:

June 2020

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $3,539,604

    2018 $7,423,038

    2017 $693,582

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