• Fast Facts: Central African Republic

    UNDP 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 Pacific

    UNDP 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: 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.

  • Fast Facts: Dismarmament Demoblization and Reintegration

    When 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: Environment & Energy

    If 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 UNDP

    Despite 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 Countries

    Women 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.

  • Fast Facts: Governance in post crisis settings

    A quarter of the world’s population lives in countries where state capacities are limited and societies experience high levels of fragility due to the repercussions of war or disaster. In these contexts, states cannot provide security and basic services to their citizens or effectively manage the process of recovery.

  • Fast Facts: HIV and AIDS

    The United Nations (UN) system shares a commitment to reversing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. As co-sponsor of UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that AIDS impacts countries’ progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those goals pertaining to poverty, gender, education and child and maternal mortality.