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As a result of prolonged conflict, Yemen’s transportation, telecommunication, and service infrastructure has either been damaged, destroyed or eroded. In addition to the immediate financial cost, this has impeded human development, raised the cost of production and deterred investment. Transportation delays have affected the movement of critical food aid, and damaged water and sanitation infrastructure is directly correlated to the rise in communicable diseases.

With increasing in urbanization in many cities of Yemen, mass transport, renewable energy and growth of new industries and information/communication technologies are becoming ever more important. Investments in industry, infrastructure and innovation drives economic growth and development.

Promoting sustainable industries and investing in scientific research and innovation also facilitate sustainable development. Technological progress is key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges – creating new jobs and promoting energy efficiency.

Goals in action

  • Searching for a Place to Call Home

    Amna’s situation has improved dramatically since joining the cash-for-work project that is being implemented by the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in partnership with UNDP.

  • Neighborhood is now protected from floods and easy accessible

    Al-Nusairiah is one of the neighborhoods in Hajja city whose residents rely on daily work for their income to support their families. The ongoing war has resulted in increasing the numbers of unemployed population, poverty and those in need of humanitarian support.

  • Lahj: Village Cooperative Council paves much needed road

    This small community-owned infrastructure project reflects how community resilience can be enhanced through community dialogue, while liaising with district authorities and mobilization of resources to the community.

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