Our Partners

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UNDP Administrator Helen Clark meets former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

Development challenges facing any country are multiple and diverse, and it is only by bringing together the collective experience and strength of various stakeholders that society can successfully advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In recognition of this, UNDP China places partnerships at the center of all its activities. The country office collaborates with many partners, both within and outside of the UN system, sharing resources and enhancing the collective potential for development throughout China.

Government of China
UNDP works closely with the Government to implement programmes that support national priorities and help achieve the country's developmental aspirations. Many of UNDP China's initiatives are implemented by government agencies at both the national and local level. The Government and UNDP are jointly responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of UNDP supported projects throughout the country.

On the ground, UNDP China develops collaborative relationships with relevant government ministries, departments, and agencies to successfully deliver projects and ensure ownership and sustainability. In some instances the Government may contribute to programmes or projects either in kind or through programme cost-sharing arrangements.

UNDP China also works closely with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in South-South cooperation, based on the MOU signed China and UNDP in 2010. Since then, UNDP and China have set up innovate programmes which promote South-South cooperation between China and other developing countries.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
UNDP also engages with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at various levels, as partners in advocacy and implementation. These partnerships are essential in ensuring a nexus between national policies and local communities. An essential component to good governance, accountability, and national ownership of development programmes, civil society is becoming increasingly influential in the policy making arena. Where possible UNDP engages with CSOs for advocacy and service delivery while providing assistance to develop and strengthen the organizations themselves.

Bilateral and Multilateral Donors
UNDP programmes and projects include close partnerships with governments, bilateral and multilateral development organizations. These partners often commit financial and technical resources for the implementation of UNDP programmes. Such platforms have enabled the country office to coordinate and harness knowledge, expertise, skills and resources of various governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations to provide the best development solutions for society as a whole.

UNDP China has strong relations with the international donor community, with which it shares ideas and experiences. We also gratefully utilise their financial support for some of our projects. For example, UNDP’s South-South cooperation work with China has benefited greatly from a ‘Global Issues Facility’ sponsored by AusAID. Additionally, South-South projects are also funded by DFID; Denmark; and others.

The Private Sector
The private sector contributes toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals by generating economic growth, employment and public revenue. In addition, many businesses now hold greater corporate social responsibility and are eager to support development initiatives. As such, the public and private sector are becoming increasingly more important as a UNDP strategic partner. UNDP China works with various businesses--from multinational corporations to local enterprises--that are keen on supporting national and local development.


Below is a list of UNDP China's key partners:
Government of China  & Party Organizations
•    Ministry of Commerce
•    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
•    National Development and Reform Commission
•    Ministry of Science and Technology
•    Ministry of Civil Affairs
•    Ministry of Agriculture
•    Ministry of Environmental Protection
•    Ministry of Justice
•    Ministry of Water Resources
•    Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
•    Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
•    State Forestry Administration
•    State Oceanic Administration
•    Ministry of Supervision
•    Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
•    Provincial Governments
•    Municipal Governments
•    Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee
•    The State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform
•    Central Compilation and Translation Bureau
•    The Supreme People’s Court
•    The Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress

Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners
•    AusAID
•    Denmark
•    DFID
•    EU
•    Italy
•    Netherlands
•    Norway
•    Macau

Think Tanks and Academic Institutions
•    Central University of Finance and Economics
•    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
•    China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
•    China Development Research Foundation
•    Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
•    National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Centre
•    China Center for International Economic Exchanges
•    Development Research Center of the State Council
•    China Institute for Reform and Development
•    China Region Development and Research Institute
•    China Academy of Governance
•    National Disaster Reduction Center of China
•    Peking University
•    Tsinghua University
•    Renmin University
•    Beijing Normal University
•    Zhejiang University

Private Sector
•    Coca Cola
•    Jala Group
•    Mary Kay
•    Stora Enso
•    ArcelorMittal
•    Shell
•    BP
•    Novozymes
•    IWC
•    Nokia Siemens Networks
•    Total
•    Danfoss
•    Sunshine Kaidi
•    Veoiia Water
•    Heifei Tianyan
•    Haier
•    HNA Group
•    Baidu

Civil Society
•    China Women's Development Foundation
•    Peace and Development Foundation
•    All-China Women’s Federation
•    All-China Lawyers Association
•    All China Environmental Federation
•    Beijing Huizeren Human Service Centre
•    Beijing Zhicheng Legal Aid Station
•    China Association for NGO Cooperation
•    China Development Brief
•    China Law Society
•    China Legal Aid Foundation
•    China Volunteer Association
•    Yunnan Daytop Drug Rehabilitation Centre
•    Beijing Gender Health Education Institute
•    Zeshan Foundation

Media Organizations
•    Xinhua News Agency
•    China Business Network
•    Modern Media
•    Tianjin TV
•    Air Media
•    Touch Media
•    Sina.com
•    Tencent.com