UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers over 100 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

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Border assistance to Moldova and Ukraine

The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) – fully funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP - contributes to the delivery of good quality border and customs services to the citizens and companies of Moldova, Ukraine and the European Union. Together with border guard and customs more

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EU and UNDP support citizen-participation in Bangladesh

Ten years ago, a pioneering Government of Bangladesh-UNDP-UNCDF initiative in Sirajganj District blew the cobwebs off local governance. The project demonstrated for the first time that empowered local institutions can balance books transparently and engage communities to make the best use of scarce more

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Finding hope in flood-hit Pakistan

“The waters will recede one day and I will certainly go home,” said 35-year-old Najma, a mother of three who survived the most recent floods that hit southern Pakistan affecting nearly five million people and leaving almost two million without homes in an area that had not yet recovered from last ye more

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Georgia: Building a culture of informed voters

As October’s (2012) parliamentary elections near in Georgia, 18-year old Alex Shatberashvili wants his first vote to be educated and informed. "I feel responsible for my vote and want to have a clear picture before I make a decision,” said Alex. However, news coverage and reporting is often unb more

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Giving better chances to people in Abkhazia

Nana Tskharozia is a school teacher in Chuburkhinji – a small village in Abkhazia, close to the administrative boundary line. Keeping school premises tidy was not an easy task before with the building deteriorating and in need of repair. But this year the Chuburkhinji School is greeting children wi more

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Georgia: Vocational training equips youth for careers

Georgia is strengthening its system of professional education, ensuring that thousands of young people are equipped with the knowledge and experience to compete in the labour market.   Nino Narmania is one of thousands who has reaped the benefits. Last year, this 19-year-old learned she needed more