Social Protection for Community Resilience

Earning a living through the small scale income generation projects
Coverage 12 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 Maureen Lance-Onyeiwu
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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 psycho-social support), and the delivery basic services. Project activities prioritize inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized groups.

Project activities 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 10,260 people benefited from cash-for-work activities
  • More than 22,380 people indirectly benefited from cash-for-work activities
  • Over 8,288 cubic meters of water reservoirs constructed
  • 371 hectares of agricultural land reclaimed
  • Nearly 38,900 square meters of roads paved
  • 9.75 kilometers of feeder roads improved
  • Around 630 home vegetable gardens established
  • 1,171 people have access to mobile money banking

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

  • 73 healthcare facilities rehabilitated, out 85 facilities, to be reconstructed, rehabilitated, equipped and powered by solar energy
  • 80 healthcare facilities supported with renewable source of energy (solar energy systems)
  • 20,568 people indirectly benefited from rehabilitation work opportunities
  • Restored healthcare services for over 150,690 people
  • 351 medical carders trained in providing psychological support
  • Over 4750 education sector staff trained to identify and support traumatized individuals
  • More than 880 consultants recruited and to identify and support traumatized individuals

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

  • 230 Village Cooperative Councils (VCCs) established/reactivated
  • 230 community resilience plans developed by VCCs
  • 670 self-help youth community initiatives implemented
  • 153 financed youth community initiatives implemented
  • 852 trainings in life skills performed
  • 9 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

    2020 $5,283,044

    2019 $8,953,786

    2018 $7,423,038

    2017 $693,582

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