Sustainable Development

Publications listed by date

  • Financing for Development: Addressing the Humanitarian – Development DivideFinancing for Development: Addressing the Humanitarian – Development DivideJul 1, 2015The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will take place against a backdrop of an unprecedented level of need resulting from more frequent and intense natural hazards, increasing levels of conflict and protracted displacement, and public health emergencies that do not recognize national boundaries. These phenomena threaten the international community’s ability to realize the ambitious goals of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda. Fundamental and transformative change in the global financial architecture that governs the international aid system will be required.

  • Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network: Monthly NewslettersJul 1, 2015This monthly newsletter aims to keep the practitioners and decision-makers engaged in different aspects of drought risk management (DRM) at local, national, regional and broader levels in the loop on the enormous volume of news and information emerging on DRM especially in Africa and Asia.

  • Financing for Development and UNDPFinancing for Development and UNDPJun 19, 2015UNDP has a large portfolio of work on financing for development (FfD); from supporting countries to access and programme environmental finance, to working with aid providers and recipients to exchange knowledge and make development cooperation more effective, to carrying out research and policy advice on debt sustainability, to maximizing the potential of private finance. We are also involved in a wide range of important and much-valued partnerships.

  • UNDP in Focus 2014/2015UNDP in Focus 2014/2015Jun 1, 2015UNDP 2014/2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

  • Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesGuidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesMay 28, 2015This guidance note provides development practitioners and policy-makers with guidance based on the experience of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) which supports programme countries to quantify identified environment and natural resources poverty links in terms of the impact on poverty and to identify policy options to accelerate poverty reduction through the more sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable DevelopmentMainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable DevelopmentMay 21, 2015This handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring.

  • Conference Papers : Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015 - 6 to 8 May 2015, Buenos AiresConference Papers : Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015 - 6 to 8 May 2015, Buenos AiresMay 6, 2015Conference documents: UNDP, together with UN Women and the Government of Argentina, convened a Global Conference entitled Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015 as part of a year-long series of events commemorating the twentieth Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action(BPfA).

  • Chemicals and Waste Management for Sustainable DevelopmentApr 21, 2015The brochure (in English, French and Spanish) summarizes the impact of UNDP-supported activities to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

  • On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeOn the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeApr 20, 2015During the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women it was recognized that women remained largely absent at all levels of policy formulation and decision-making in natural resource and environmental management, conservation, protection and rehabilitation. Overcoming these shortcomings requires involving women actively in environmental decision-making at all levels; integrating gender concerns and perspectives into policies and programmes for sustainable development; and strengthening or establishing mechanisms to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.

  • Recovering from the Ebola Crisis - Full ReportRecovering from the Ebola Crisis - Full ReportMar 26, 2015This report is a contribution to ongoing efforts by the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to design their national Ebola virus disease recovery strategies. It has been prepared by a joint team of experts led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and comprising UN agencies and the World Bank, European Union and African Development Bank, in consultation with the African Union, Economic Community of West African States and Mano River Union.

UNDP 2014-2015
Time for Global Action

UNDP 2014-2015 highlights our key actions over the past year and their impact on the lives of beneficiaries around the world. The report also outlines the ongoing restructuring process that will ensure UNDP is fit for purpose in the new post-2015 landscape.

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UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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