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The Republic of South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th largest country in the world by land area. Classified as an Upper Middle-Income Country, South Africa falls in the yellow quadrant mode of engagement, underlined by appreciable economic growth and gaps of inequality requiring concerted actions.

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The Republic of Seychelles has no indigenous population, with the current population comprising immigrant generations. Seychelles enjoys a stable political system with good public sector governance. It ranked second with a score of 73.4 in the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

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Classified as a Lower Middle-Income Country, Eswatini is placed in the orange quadrant mode of engagement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), suggesting multiple socioeconomic development inequalities with significant potential to limit the long-term economic aspirations of the country.

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Classified as a Lower-Middle-Income Country, the Kingdom of Lesotho is geographically surrounded by South Africa. In line with recommendations made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Government of Lesotho is currently undertaking key Constitutional and Security Reforms.

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This series presents a trend analysis of selected indicators related to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action among Southern African UMICs, including a comparison with selected UMICs and HICs from other parts of the world, with a view to identifying opportunities for improvement.

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One of the world’s poorest countries at independence in 1966, Botswana rapidly transformed into an upper middle-income country, enabled by significant mineral wealth, good governance, prudent economic management, and a relatively small population. However, the country is still characterized by development inequalities.

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The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region (2015-2017) was undertaken with the purpose of conducting a review of existing adolescent and youth-friendly health services (AYFHS) policies, guidelines, protocols and standards, and assessing how they are implemented in 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region.

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The Republic of Namibia1 is largely a desert with a stretched coastline along the South Atlantic. The country’s natural mineral riches, political stability and sound economic management have made it an Upper Middle-Income Country (UMIC). However, its UMIC status has not yet translated into job creation and prosperity for all. Extreme socioeconomic inequalities still prevail in the country.

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This publication provides a comprehensive framework to inform policy makers and implementers about designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating interventions and programmes on preventing and responding to violence against women.

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In 2018/2019 Restless Development and UNFPA ESARO worked with young people and development stakeholders from across East and Southern Africa to design a framework to better support them and the important work they do, specifically at local and national level where much of the youth-led accountability takes place.

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