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 Peacebuilding, 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. Sustainable Development and Climate and Disaster Resilience are two other areas where we work together, and hope to continue through the new Strategic Plan (2014-2017) which will focus on resilience, inclusion and sustainable development.
Funding by geographic region
During the period 2003-2014, 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.
- 15 Jul 2015:Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
- 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