UNDP Around the world

Results at a glance

Key development results 2015



Sustainable development. UNDP projects led to:

  • 18.6 million people (50 percent women) benefiting from improved livelihoods in 115 countries
  • 1.35 million new jobs (42 percent for women) being created in 94 countries
  • 63 countries adopting policies and systems to boost employment and livelihoods creation
  • Technology support in 53 countries to phase out gases that destroy the ozone layer
  • 22 countries or entities implementing or completing MDG acceleration framework action plans
  • 76 countries implementing measures towards low-emission and climate-resilient development objectives

Inclusive and effective democratic governance. UNDP projects led to:

  • Over 68 million new voters registered in 37 countries
  • 2.1 million people in 33 countries gaining access to legal aid services, 
  • 1.7 million people receiving antiretroviral treatment in 33 countries (51 percent women)
  • 24 million people receiving HIV-related behavioural change communication in 25 countries
  • 9.7 million people (48 percent women) expressing their vision for the future through the UNDP-hosted ‘My World’ global survey, the largest crowd-sourcing exercise in United Nations history

Resilience building. UNDP projects led to:

  • 1,035 new disaster reduction and adaptation plans being put in place in 51 countries
  • 35 countries with enforceable laws or regulations to address disaster and climate risks
  • 2.5 million people achieving better access to energy in 46 countries
  • 189 new early warning systems in 26 countries
  • 407 new disaster response and recovery plans in 28 countries