EU funding to UNDP
The EU is an important global actor in development and humanitarian aid, and peace and security. The EU contributions to UNDP over the last decade have been considerable. In 2013 alone, we signed 72 financial agreements for a total value of EUR 186 million.
EU contributions to UNDP have increased significantly over the last decade (peaking in 2005 as a consequence of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan) and remaining at a significant level since with around 3.5 billion EUR allocated by the EU to the UNDP
Funding by practice area
During the last EU financial framework, the focus of our partnership has been in the areas of Democratic Governance and Crisis Prevention and Recovery, which is clearly demonstrated by the picture below. This focus of the partnership represents the engagement that was made when we entered into a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Poverty Reduction and Management of Natural Resources are two other areas where we work together, and hop to continue through the new Strategi Plan (2014-2017) which will focus on resilience, inclusion and sustainable development.
Funding by geographic region
During the period 2003-2013, the EU has funded UNDP-programmes and projects around the world. A majority of the funding during this period went to Asia and the Pacific region (EUR 915 million), where Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been some of the countries where our partnership has been especially extensive.
- 25 Jun 2015:UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support
- 24 Jun 2015:UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care Award
- 18 Jun 2015:Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Pope Francis Encyclical on the Evironment and the Poor