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

  • 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.

  • In Moldova, big plans for biomassMay 6, 2016In Moldova, big plans for biomass

  • Bringing light to Afghanistan's villagesMay 6, 2016Bringing light to Afghanistan's villagesIn Afghanistan, UNDP is bringing sustainable hydro-electricity to Afghanistan's rural and most remote areas. By October 2013, 127 micro hydro power plants had been built, benefiting close to 150,000 people.

  • Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural CambodiaMay 6, 2016Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural CambodiaA project in Cambodia is providing small grants to help families increase their income while combatting climate change.

  • Women Fuel Success in MoldovaMay 6, 2016Women Fuel Success in MoldovaLudmila Abramciuc is the first ever woman to head a renewable energy company in Moldova. In her hometown of Balti, she manages a thriving biomass fuel briquette business – “Ecobricheta” - that has greatly expanded recently with support from a programme funded by the European Union and implemented and co-financed by UNDP. Through assistance from the Energy and Biomass Project, as well as the Energy Efficiency Agency, Ludmila’s business has recently increased its output threefold.

  • 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.