In the following graph, contributions are shown by UNDP practice areas: Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Poverty Reduction and Environment.
Interventions in democratic governance relate to electoral systems and processes, capacity development, parliamentary and public administration development, justice system, local governance and development, integrated border management, human rights, gender and HIV. In 2012, UNDP-EU signed 37 contribution agreements in this thematic area for an amount of EUR 124 million.
In the area of crisis prevention and recovery, interventions such as the one in Sri Lanka mentioned above, account for 27 projects to the value of EUR 62 million in 2012. Over the past decade, the EU total funding of UNDP's work in conflict prevention and recovery amount to almost EUR 1 billion. Key focus areas in this field include conflict prevention, crisis governance, armed violence prevention, mine action, small arms and light weapons control, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, rule of law, justice and security and disaster risk reduction, recovery and rehabilitation.
The thematic area of poverty reduction centers its work on poverty eradication, development cooperation and finance (aid coordination), MDG strategies, food security, micro-credits, trade and private sector. In 2012, 9% EUR value of the total signed contribution agreements were dedicated to poverty focus area.
In recent years, increasing prominence has been placed on climate change and sustainable development related issues. As a result, the environment area has seen a substantial increase in funding, with the highest allocation of EU funds being in 2012 and amounting to EUR 50 million for 11 projects.
Although these 4 areas encompass specific objectives, they are however irreversibly interlinked. One such example is a EUR 6.3 million project that the UNDP Country Office in Cuba is implementing, with EU funding, to reduce vulnerabilities in the agricultural sector derived from Climate Change and adopt sustainable soil, water and agricultural management practices contributing to food security.