UN CCA Report Published: “Challenges Facing Yemen…are Formidable” [Archives:2001/20/Front Page]

May 14 2001

The United Nations Office of Resident Coordinator issued last week its Common Country Assessment (CCA) Report for Yemen. The CCA, which was prepared through a participatory process including all UN organizations in Yemen and consultations with agencies outside Yemen, assesses the country’s development situation and key challenges from an integrated human rights and human development perspective.
On the results of the CCA, the UN Resident Coordinator James Rawley said, “The Challenges facing Yemen in this new century are formidable. While significant progress has been made towards national unity and building democratic institutions in the last decades, millions of Yemenis still live in poverty.”
The report mentioned the key development challenges that Yemen needs to address. Those are strengthening economic reforms, ending food insecurity, ensuring universal basic education, improving public and reproductive health, addressing the water crisis, ensuring justice, strengthening decentralization, enhancing national capacity for policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation.