Impact by Regions, Countries & Territories

UNDP’s Global Programme supports crisis-affected contexts across all regions to strengthen the rule of law and human rights. In this section, we present five regional overviews, detailing our priorities and approach depending on the context, as well as feature select country and territory results from 2021.

Five contexts from the list (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Mali and Yemen) illustrate the achievements of the Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law (GFP). In peacekeeping missions and transition settings, UNDP’s Global Programme works through the GFP to deliver integrated assistance with our UN partners.

GFP Global Focal Point Highlights


In the Sahel region, the Integrated Regional Strategy for Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience of the Lake Chad Basin Areas Affected by the Boko Haram crisis was developed with the support of the African Union and with technical and financial support of UNDP, and was subsequently established by the Council of Ministers of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Member States in August 2018.

Funded by Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the European Union, the facility aims to 1) improve security and rule of law within Lake Chad Basin communities; 2) provide them with functional essential infrastructure and basic services; and 3) improve livelihoods in targeted areas.

This development capitalized on prior UNDP-supported initiative of the Government of Niger to reintegrate the former associates of Boko Haram in the Diffa region. A state-owned rehabilitation centre run by the National Guard of Niger (GNN) was constructed in Goudoumaria in 2019 to create conditions for return to security and peaceful coexistence in the respect of human rights. The centre welcomed, registered and profiled former Boko Haram associates who voluntarily surrendered; provided shelter, food and medical supplies; and prepared the former fighters’ socioeconomic reintegration within communities. UNDP facilitated the trainings for religious leaders on deradicalization and vocational workshops.

As a result, 238 former associates of Boko Haram were reintegrated in 18 host communities, with only 4 registered defections. 25 percent of former Boko Haram fighters were effectively using their skills and products/assets they mastered or obtained during the reintegration activities.

Goudoumaria center beneficiaries
Young beneficiaries of the Goudoumaria center for reintegration of former Boko Haram associates in Niger present products they learned to produce.Photo: UNDP Niger