UN increases financial support to Cabo Verde

18 September 2014

The United Nations plans to increase development assistance given to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), which so far this year totals US$18 million, resident coordinator on the archipelago said Wednesday in Praia .

Ulrika Richardson said that the new figures ​​will be known only after the meeting that began Wednesday in Praia to review the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Cabo Verde for the 2012-2016 period.

The resident coordinator of the UN said that the programme was well executed by Cabo Verde, but added that “it is possible do better,” according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

According to José Eduardo Barbosa, National Director of Political Affairs of the Cabo Verde Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the results of this review, which will be made public on 29 September, will make it possible to identify shortcomings.

The programme is based on growth and poverty reduction, consolidation of institutions, democracy and citizenship, reducing inequalities and promoting equity and environmental sustainability. (macauhub/CV)