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

  • Access to justice for 27 million rural BangladeshisJan 26, 2016Access to justice for 27 million rural BangladeshisPabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on her neighbor’s land and begging in the town.

  • In Somaliland, local communities benefit from decentralizationJan 12, 2016In Somaliland, local communities benefit from decentralizationIn Somalia, a UN joint programme funded by various donors, including the EU, is working to empower local authorities and improve service delivery, especially to the most vulnerable communities.

  • The resilient women of Syria Dec 24, 2015The resilient women of SyriaAisha fled with her husband and their five children from the devastating conditions in Aleppo and took refuge at a shelter in Tartous governorate, Syria. At the beginning, Aisha and her family lived in a very small room that they barely fit in and their living conditions were devastating.

  • Georgia: Building a culture of informed votersNov 5, 2015Georgia: Building a culture of informed voters

  • Mobile phones connect voters in AngolaNov 5, 2015Mobile phones connect voters in Angola

  • Salvadoran youth sow the future on their own landOct 20, 2015Salvadoran youth sow the future on their own land"I tried to emigrate because I was living in a difficult situation, and the one thing you think about is leaving," recalls Francisco Pérez, a young man in Yoloaiquín, Morazán in El Salvador. After completing his basic studies, he could not find steady employment and considered migration the only option to raise his family.