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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Easy and Affordable Counsel

Many Iraqis confronting the judicial system do not have either the legal knowledge on how to defend or enforce their rights nor have the financial means to afford counsel. Eliza, a 14 year old Iraqi Kurdish girl fell in love with the neighbours’ son and became pregnant. “When our families found outmore

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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 yemore

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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 unbmore

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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 wimore

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Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development efforts

Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods. More than 80 percent of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake have been cleared from the streets of Portmore