Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Civil Society and Civic Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean

    UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP faciliatates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.

  • Fast Facts: Climate Change

    By 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: Climate Change Adaptation

    UNDP promotes equitable and pro-poor adaptation that encourages sustainable economic development and resilient livelihoods in the face of climate change.

  • Fast Facts: Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

    UNDP assists LDCs with capacity development and adaptation strategies, and delivers technical support to help countries reduce emissions, enhance resilience and support MDG attainment.

  • Fast Facts: Conflict Prevention

  • Fast Facts: Democratic Governance

    UNDP is the lead agency on democratic governance in the UN system. It invests 34 percent of UNDP's total resources in democratic governance programmes and projects each year, responding to countries immediate concerns and long-term human development objectives, including reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

  • Fast Facts: Democratic Governance Assessments

    Governance assessments are a mechanism to strengthen democracy. UNDP has provided advisory and financial support to catalyze country-led assessment processes in more than 20 countries in all regions.

  • Fast Facts: Development Finance and Aid Effectiveness

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) advocates for donors to scale up aid and technical support in developing countries in order to support faster progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. In doing so, UNDP provides advice and support to institutions in developing countries to strengthen national ownership and mutual accountability mechanisms.

  • Fast Facts: Development and Extractive Industries

    By 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 Recovery

    Disasters 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.

UNDP's Annual Report
Delivering on Commitments

UNDP's annual report looks back at progress over the past fiscal year and looks ahead as the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches.

UNDP in Action 2010/2011
Human Development Data

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

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