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Signature Product: Guidance Note on Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Focussing on urgent post-crisis assistance, this guidance note provides practical advice to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Offices (COs) on how to plan, design and implement a short-term project that swiftly links governments and communities in the assessment, repair andmore


Signature Product: Guidance Note on Debris Management

Focussing on urgent post-crisis and post-disaster assistance, this guidance note provides practical advice to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Offices (COs) on how to plan, design and implement a short-term project that swiftly links governments and communities in the assessment,more


Signature Product: Guidance Note on Emergency Employment

Focussing on urgent post-crisis assistance, this guidance note provides practical advice to United NationsDevelopment Programme (UNDP) Country Offices (COs) on how to plan, design and implement a post-crisis emergency employment and enterprise recovery project that supports governments andmore


Understanding Social Conflict in Latin America

The Latin American countries with greatest numbers of conflicts are those with broad social inequalities and governments with limited capacity to manage unrest.   The report titled Understanding Social Conflict in Latin America reveals that social, institutional and cultural tensions in Latinmore


New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict

There are now 6 billion cell phone subscriptions in the world, and one third of the world’s population is online. These numbers are growing rapidly, particularly in the developing world, and they demonstrate an unparalleled level of global interconnectivity. They also point to the unprecedentedmore


Issue Brief: Infrastructure for Peace

Over 1.5 billion people around the world live in a community affected by war, violence or high levels of crime, and over 526,000 people die each year as a result of violence or conflict; approximately one per minute.   Armed conflict wrecks lives, destroys the social fabric within and amongmore


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


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


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


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

Further Resources


Fact Sheet: HIV activities during Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration

This is a fact sheet on Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) developed by Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration in which UNDP is a member. DDR programmes assist ex-combatants in developing livelihoods and support networks during the vitalMore


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


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


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


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

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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