What We Do

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific has 24 Country Offices and works regionally from Bangkok and Suva. Our work covers 36 countries and territories. From the world’s most populous nation to the smallest island territory. We draw inspiration from the resilience of the people in the region. It builds on trust, and a long-term commitment to work with people and their governments to find solutions that work for each country and each community, to design sustainable development interventions, and to foster lasting recovery from disasters or armed conflict.More

Our Goals

We work to support countries in the Asia and the Pacific achieving their national development goals and human development objectives within the four main focus areas: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.More

We help build resilient nations.

Tropical Cyclone Ian hit the northeast islands of Ha’apai in Tonga in January 2014. UNDP partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Ministry of Internal Affairs including the Office of the Governor of Ha’apai to implement the Post Cyclone Livelihoods Recovery and Cash-for-Work in Ha’apai, Tonga project. The people of Ha’apai community also had the opportunity to participate in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Our Stories

  • President Aquino and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (center) applaud as peace panel chairs exchange copies of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Teresita Quintos-Deles stands on the right. Photo: LYN RILLON

    The path to peace in Bangsamoro

    In early 2014, following 17 years of stop-start negotiations and 150,000 deaths over four decades, the government of the Philippines and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberationmore

  • Ms. Phoum Leakhena hosts a call-in show on voice of person with disabilities. Photo: UNDP Cambodia

    Cambodia | A radio station by and for persons with disabilities

    The VPD’s broadcast – although still in its infancy – is aimed at correcting social behavior to treat people with disabilities not as a burden but an asset contributing to development of the country.more

Featured Publications
Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the Pacific

The book showcases UNDP’s innovative work to conserve land, water and ocean resources, while adapting to climate change, enhancing local capacity, and generating sustainable livelihoods.

Integrating Gender in Disaster Risk Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide

This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters.