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 140 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

  • One year on, Albania remembers its deadliest floodsMay 6, 2016One year on, Albania remembers its deadliest floodsAli is a shepherd from Suhe Village in Gjirokaster, in southern Albania. Each day he rises at dawn to care for his grass-fed sheep. He makes a living by selling the milk he gets from the sheep to a local processor.

  • Strengthening safety and security in South East Europe May 6, 2016Strengthening safety and security in South East EuropeRecognising the negative effect that the widespread availability of SALW can have on the prospects of sustainable development, EU and UNDP have joined forces to combat the threat posed by SALW in the Western Balkans.

  • Biodiversity projects improve lives in ChinaMay 6, 2016Biodiversity projects improve lives in ChinaThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), identified 18 villages in the area to carry out community-based projects aimed at conserving biodiversity and improving local people’s livelihoods.

  • Managing the Black Sea and the Danube River BasinMay 6, 2016Managing the Black Sea and the Danube River BasinThe Danube River flows through many Eastern European countries before reaching the Black Sea. For decades, the discharge of polluted water into the Danube resulted in nutrient over-enrichment in the Black Sea, affecting fish stocks, beaches and the incidence of waterborne disease. UNDP worked closely with the GEF in its Danube and Black Sea programmes. Along with the GEF, the European Union, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development funded the programmes.

  • New reservoir improves livelihood for 10,000 South SudaneseMay 6, 2016New reservoir improves livelihood for 10,000 South SudaneseBefore the development of a new water reservoir in the El Ganaya district of South Sudan, members of the Turab family, often the women, had to trek four hours just to collect enough water to survive.

  • Micro-hydro brings energy to AfghanistanMay 6, 2016Micro-hydro brings energy to AfghanistanMicro hydroelectric power plants are bringing light and energy to households, schools, and small businesses in Afghanistan.