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Guide: Livelihoods & Economic Recovery in Crisis Situations

The purpose of the Guide on Livelihoods and Economic Recovery Programming in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations is to connect UNDP Country Offices and their partners with global knowledge and experience on this subject. The Guide documents, for the first time, the accumulation of expertise that UNDPmore

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Issue Brief : Disasters Governance

  Disaster risk reduction is within the remit of UNDP and attainable when appropriate measures are taken. It is also cost effective, both because it saves millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance, and because it needn’t cost a great deal to implement. For example, a text message to amore

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Issue Brief Citizen Security

This Issue Brief addresses the topic of Citizen Security— the process of establishing, strengthening and protecting democratic civic order, eliminating threats of violence in a population and allowing for safe and peaceful coexistence— and how UNDP does it. UNDP’s approach to citizen and communitymore

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UNDP in Early Recovery

Early recovery is a vital element of an effective humanitarian crisis response as a foundation for building resilience in post-crisis settings. Just as emergency relief activities are crucial to saving lives by responding to the most urgent human needs, integrating an early recovery approach withinmore

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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Guidelines and Lessons for Establishing and Institutionalizing Disaster Loss Databases

This report documents the experiences of the UNDP Regional Programme on Capacity Building for Sustainable Recovery and Risk Reduction (RP) in implementing disaster loss databases using the DesInventar methodology. The Regional Programme has been established in response to the Indian Ocean tsunamimore

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Supporting Capacity Development in Conflict and Fragile Contexts

The international development community is converging on a clear consensus that countries in persistently fragile contexts, particularly affected by conflict, present deeply complex challenges with capacity development efforts. These challenges warrant priority focus on the internationalmore

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Visions of Hope

"Visions of Hope: Seeing Beyond Violence, Looking Towards Development," contains images from the August 2012 lakefront photography exhibition in Geneva, Switizerland, jointly supported by the city of Geneva, Switzerland.   Picturing Visions of Hope   Once the crippling effectsmore

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Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery: BCPR Annual Report 2011

Disasters, violent conflict, and economic and climate-related turbulence continue to claim lives, destroy economies and livelihoods, and undermine development progress for millions of people. Crisis prevention, recovery and reducing the vulnerability of countries to catastrophe are cornerstones ofmore

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Putting Resilience at the Heart of Development

Disasters cause human suffering, environmental and economic harm, and set back progress on eliminating poverty. If disaster risk isn’t well managed, the consequences are manifold. Disaster risk reduction is, therefore, an investment worth making by all countries. Every dollar spent reducingmore

Further Resources

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Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

Conflict, violence, crime and disasters disrupt or destroy a country’s basic systems and institutions. While both men and women may suffer, the relatively disadvantaged situation of women and girls, their distinctive social obligations and responsibilities, and especially their exposure to genderMore

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Fast Facts: Governance in post crisis settings

An estimated 1.5 billion people, the majority of whom live in the world’s least developed countries, are affected by conflict, violence or high levels of crime. Fragile states are often unable to include their populations in decisionmaking, enforce or protect their rights, distribute resourcesMore

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Fast Facts: Syria

UNDP’s engagement in response to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria and impacting Lebanon and Jordan has been to support communities in the greatest need. Over two years into the crisis, UNDP assists communities’ coping mechanisms to survive amidst the suffering of the war within SyriaMore

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Fast Facts: Youth engagement, crisis response and resilience

UNDP supports strengthened youth engagement in disaster preparedness, crisis response and resilience building in crisis and/or conflict contexts. Young men and women are playing an active role in rebuilding the social fabric of societies. After a crisis, youth are often involved in innovativeMore

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Fighting Corruption in Post Conflict & Recovery Situations

Based on empirical research in 5 countries (Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste), the "Fighting Corruption in Post Conflict and Recovery Situations: Learning from the Past" report explores the dynamics between corruption and post-conflictMore

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 2013, UNDP was active in 177 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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Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.

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