UNDP in Action 2010/2011: People-Centred Development

Published on 13 Jun 2011 3MB
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Report Summary

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. On the ground in 177 countries and territories worldwide, UNDP continues to assist governments in empowering their citizens through projects and programmes that make a difference in people's lives, allowing for informed choices, and building the groundwork towards more resilient nations.  Resilience in particular ensures that societies, communities and families can withstand crisis — whether it is a natural disaster or a food price shock — and bounce back with limited long-term damage, and be better prepared for the next crisis.  In 2010, as always, UNDP worked hard to deliver on its commitments to the people and countries it serves. For example, in Haiti, we initiated large scale cash-for-work initiatives with partners which employed 240,000 people that year, and cleared one million cubic metres of debris. In Kenya, we worked to support a peaceful referendum on the country’s Constitution, as it recovers from the post-election violence of two years before. In Pakistan, following the devastating floods, we quickly launched an early recovery programme, helping more than 200,000 people in the hardest hit provinces to begin rebuilding their lives.  Going forward, UNDP will continue to work through its global networks to link ideas and best practice with nations and communities which are seeking solutions to their development challenges.

Highlights

  • Thirteen percent of all UNDP expenditures went directly to supporting MDG progress in developing countries in 2010.
  • 103 countries received support from UNDP for anti-corruption efforts in 2010.
  • In 2010, UNDP created eight million days of work for people affected by crisis, through job creation and cash-for-work initaitives.
  • 24.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide were not emitted in 2010 thanks in part to UNDP’s work in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in 77 countries.
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