Crisis Prevention and Recovery


Citizen Peacemaking in Cyprus

UNDP in partnership with USAID has been supporting peacebuilding and reconciliation work in Cyprus for over a decade. This publication looks at how this work began in Cyprus and what the results have been. The story of individual efforts and projects and initiatives supported by UNDP and USAIDmore


Small Arms Survey 2010-2011 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of this survey is to offer empirically-based facts on the overall presence and impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It estimates the corresponding potential for their presence to a destabilising affect on the peaceful and secure environment in themore


Natural disaster risks in Central Asia: A synthesis

April 2011 - This study offers a baseline analysis for identifying disaster risk reduction and climate risk management interventions in Central Asia, and it complements a capacity assessment undertaken for the Central Asia Center for Disaster Response and Risk Reduction. more

  • previous
  • 1
  • next
Our work on crisis prevention and recovery

UNDP works with national and international partners to prevent, manage and recover from violence, conflict and natural disasters.


This includes making sure that institutions are prepared to prevent or respond to crises and that risks are addressed in national plans.


When faced with a crisis, UNDP is ready to help countries respond. UNDP also promotes peace building and national dialogue, and advocates for women’s involvement in preventing conflicts.


Development challenges in the region include conflict over identity and resources, issues of governance and the rule of law, weapons, natural disasters and the likely impact of climate change.