Research & Publications

UNDP at a Glance


Since 1966, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been partnering with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of live for everyone. UNDP works in four main areas: poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; environment and sustainable development.

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UNDP's Annual Report
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships, and our globally recognized initiatives on transparency and accountability.

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Human Development Report 2013
The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

The Development Advocate

The second issue of The Development Advocate showcases the 12 winning entires of UNDP's 2012 storytelling competition compiled in an easy-to-read newspaper-style format.


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The Speakers Corner








The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.”

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Knowledge Exchange

Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge