Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Central African RepublicFast Facts: Central African RepublicUNDP is working to restore peace, authority, livelihoods and reconciliation, re-establish a functioning State, and to put the country back on a more robust development path.

  • Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in Asia and the PacificFast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in Asia and the PacificUNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Asia and the Pacific to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals.

  • Fast Facts: Climate ChangeBy putting climate change adaptation at the heart of poverty reduction efforts, with proper attention paid to the needs of more vulnerable groups like women and indigenous peoples, UNDP helps to ensure that climate actions are flexible and resilient enough to meet climate challenges now and in the future. At the same time, UNDP strives to reduce people’s exposure to climate-related disasters and, when they do hit, to limit the impact on people’s lives.

  • Fast Facts: Development and Extractive IndustriesFast Facts: Development and Extractive IndustriesBy focusing its development work on extractive industries, UNDP supports countries to reduce the risks and realize the benefits of resource extraction. Some countries have managed their extractive industries successfully. They have diversified their economies, ensured backward and forward linkages with other industries or enterprises, tackled corruption and conflict and invested in human and physical capital.

  • Fast Facts: Disaster Risk Reduction and RecoveryFast Facts: Disaster Risk Reduction and RecoveryDisasters put hard won development achievements at risk, reversing economic growth and progress towards the elimination of poverty; cause environmental damage; and result in human suffering. UNDP helps develop the capacity of governments in over 60 countries to respond to disasters when they strike and mitigate the risk they pose.

  • Fast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and ReintegrationFast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and ReintegrationWhen conflict comes to an end, those who directly took part in fighting may have special livelihoods, economic and psychosocial needs resulting from sometimes years of being engaged in armed violence. Consideration must be given to these needs when communities and nations try to rebuild.

  • Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to InformationFast Facts: E-Governance and Access to InformationThe explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges.

  • Fast Facts: Environment & EnergyFast Facts: Environment & EnergyIf economic and population growth continues at its current rate without the introduction of new technologies and drastic changes in how resources are used, our planet will be unable to sustain the global economy. To help prevent this, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to identify and spread best practices, provide innovative policy advice to countries, and support projects that help people in developing nations build sustainable livelihoods.

  • Fast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDPFast Facts: Gender Equality and UNDPDespite progress in recent years, women and girls account for six out of 10 of the worlds poorest and two-thirds of the world's illiterate people. Furthermore, only 18 percent of the world's parliamentarians are women and one-third of all women are subjected to violence.

  • Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis CountriesFast Facts: Gender in Crisis CountriesWomen are often disproportionately affected by conflict, violence and disasters, and their security is often at risk when rule of law breaks down. Their greater vulnerability to poverty threatens their livelihoods, and their voices and interests are often excluded from decision-making in the recovery process.

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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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