UNDP-EU partnership in the field

Here you will find some stories from the field to illustrate the partnership of UNDP and EU in the area of Poverty Reduction.

Our Stories

  •  When Tradition meets Innovation - A Project born to empower women in Cyprus When Tradition meets Innovation - A Project born to empower women in CyprusJul 8, 2014The Bandabuliya (Old Market) in Cyprus renovated thanks to the EU funds by UNDP-PFF in 2006 has now reopened as a Women Cultural Center. The project called ‘’When Tradition Meets Innovation’’ was founded on this very principle of empowering local women.

  • Albania: better healthcare and education for the most vulnerableAlbania: better healthcare and education for the most vulnerableApr 14, 2015Have you ever thought that a community center can be a turning point in your life? Ask Manjola. She is a divorced mother of three children, living in Berat, Albania. Challenges are enormous because she lacks education, qualification and faces stigma because she is Roma. Luckily, she has a job in a supermarket.

  • Bringing financial services to the Pacific's poorestBringing financial services to the Pacific's poorestMay 13, 2013Dulari is a beneficiary of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, aimed at expanding financial services to low-income, rural and vulnerable populations in the Pacific Islands, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The initiative is a joint venture by UNDP, EU and other partners.

  • Cambodian women get a new lease of lifeCambodian women get a new lease of lifeFeb 12, 2013Kong Theara beamed broadly when she was handed a seaming machine as a special prize for graduating at the top of her sewing class. “I don’t think I will be poor anymore in the future,” Kong Theara, 22, said.

  • Community Dialogue in Timor Leste Moves People to Tears and ActionCommunity Dialogue in Timor Leste Moves People to Tears and ActionSep 1, 2014A joint UNDP and UN Women initiative supported by the European Union, the WPBS programme in Timor leste is working to increase women’s participation in peacebuilding and post-conflict planning processes.

  • Community based development in UkraineCommunity based development in UkraineJun 26, 2014In 1995, the Government of Ukraine and UNDP launched an integrated development programme in Crimea to improve living conditions and provide livelihood opportunities in areas where Crimean Tatars had settled.

  • Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development effortsHaiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development effortsJun 26, 2014

  • In Georgia, UNDP, EU and other partners equip youth for careersIn Georgia, UNDP, EU and other partners equip youth for careersMay 13, 2013With the support of UNDP, EU and other partners, 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.

  • Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan Aug 19, 2014The number of early marriages in Kyrgyzstan still remains high. According to recent statistics, roughly 12 percent of brides in the country are under the age of 18. In the village of Shark in Southern Kyrgyzstan, UNDP and the EU, as part of their joint project, are helping one high school join the fight. To keep girls longer in school and thus prevent them from early marriage, the school has created sewing, cooking, and computer classes in addition to their regular curriculum.

  • Moldova: A hospital where patients get well faster Moldova: A hospital where patients get well faster Apr 1, 2015The reconstruction works for both the admission department and the intensive care department for children, as well as for the maternity of the Rybnita District Hospital were carried out with the financial support of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme.