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Climate Risk Management Uganda

Uganda is a development success story by regional standards, with increasing economic growth and declining poverty. Nevertheless, the country’s economic dependence on agriculture makes it very sensitive to climate variability and change. Uganda is experiencing more frequent and intense droughtsmore


Crisis Prevention and Recovery Report 2008: Post-Conflict Economic Recovery - Enabling Local Ingenuity

Post-conflict economic recovery aims to establish sustainable economic growth and human development while addressing the factors that could lead to a recurrence of conflict.  Post-conflict recovery is not about restoring pre-war economic or institutional arrangements.  It is aboutmore


DRR Call for Action

The past two decades have seen some of the worst disasters recorded. Tropical storms, floods, droughts and earthquakes have caused massive loss of life and property, and set back development achievements across the globe. Disasters have killed more than a million people, affected 4.4 billion andmore


DRR Global Impact study

This publication highlights the results that UNDP has achieved since 2005 in supporting disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery in countries prone to disasters. The first comprehensive report outlining UNDP’s contribution to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the reportmore


Disaster Risk Governance Unlocking Progress and Reducing Risk

This report was first commissioned by UNDP in 2013 as in input paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Reduction 2015 under the global call for papers. The call and the analysis presented here responds to an identified need for more comparative studies on how governance systems andmore


Disaster Risk Reductionactivities

The post-Yolanda recovery work is clearly an opportunity to renew engagement on disaster risk reduction issues not just in the affected areas but also in the entire country as a whole, and both at the national policy level and in terms of local level programming. In the short and medium term, themore


Disaster-Conflict Interface

This report examines interactions between conflict and disasters associated with natural hazards. It presents an unprecedented survey of cases in which conflict and disaster coincide—each a complex phenomenon in its own right, as in the worsening Horn of Africa crisis. In most instances, themore


Disasters Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

As experience with both disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) grows, there is increasing recognition that these two fields share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. The objective of this study ismore


Effective Law & Regulation for Disaster Risk Reduction

Over the past 20 years, disasters due to natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused 2 trillion USD in economic losses. These disasters not only brought death and destruction, they did so disproportionately to the poor and marginalized. Disasters havemore

Fact Sheet: Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections

In September 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Global Focal Point for the Police, Justice and Corrections Areas in the Rule of Law in Post-conflict and othermore

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Arab Human Development Report 2009

Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups of population and regions and suggest policies,More


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesMore


Basics of Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction

This paper seeks to promote a common understanding of what capacity development means for disaster risk reduction, including considerations or how it develops in both conceptual and practical terms. It is intended as a reference for the broader global community who work at the international,More



“As a matter of principle, I am convinced that natural resources can drive human development if they are managed in transparent, inclusive and sustainable ways.” Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP   At the Rio+20 conference, the UN system was called upon to promote the integrated and sustainableMore


Building Peace and Advancing Development in the Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes Region, encompassing Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, north-eastern DRC, and north-western Kenya and Tanzania, has witnessed some of the worst conflicts on the African continent. These conflicts are rooted in long-standing tensions over ethnicity and citizenship rights, which are in turnMore

UNDP's Work in Conflict and Disaster-affected Countries: 2012
Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, In 2012, UNDP was active in 97 countries, assisting households, communities, and governments to prevent, confront, and respond to conflicts and disasters.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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