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.

Thematic breakdown of EU contributions to UNDP activities in 2007-2013 (in million EUR)
EU contributions to UNDP during 2003-2013 per practice area (in million EUR).

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.

Regional breakdown of EU contributions to UNDP in million Eur between 2003 and 2013