The United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNS) in Burundi, Garry Conille, and the Minister of Economic Development Cooperation, Domitien Ndihokubwayo, launched the United Nations Development Assistance Project on 25 January 2019 ( UNIDAF 2019-2023). This project will be funded to the tune of $ 784.4 million by the global institution.
“$ 359.7 million is already available, or 46%,” said Conille who remains “confident” by 2023 for the rest.
The project provides assistance in several areas defined in the priorities through the National Development Plan, (PND 2018-2027), such as Equitable Education, Health, Economic Development, Empowerment of Women and Youth , peacebuilding, governance, gender equality, environment, food security, etc.
Burundi’s National Development Plan is a strategic orientation document for a period of 10 years. Its pillars of the structural transformation of the economy of Burundi are 11 and the agricultural sector comes first.