Burundi: nearly US $ 785 million from the UN to finance development

Garry Conille, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System (UN) in Burundi

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.

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