Projects and Initiatives

  • Uzbekistan: Empowering communities to address local needs

    The Government of Uzbekistan has been increasing the role of local authorities and communities in providing essential services and encouraging more funding to come from localmore 

  • Azerbaijan: Technology to the aid of pensioners

    Ali Mammadov still remembers the long trek to the post office, the endless lines, and waiting days—sometimes even weeks—to receive his modest pension. Now, the Azerbaijanimore 

  • National Implementation and Use of Country Systems - Bangladesh

    Using a country’s own institutions and systems increases aid effectiveness by strengthening the partner country’s sustainable capacity to develop, implement and account for its policies to its citizens and parliament.more 

  • Africa Regional Capacity Development Project

    The lack of capacity is one of the compelling development challenges facing sub-Saharan African countries and regional institutions. Capacity constraints are serious impediments to the design and implementation of gender-responsive growth-oriented poverty reducing policies and programmes.more 

  • Local Service Delivery – Bulgaria

    In addressing the problem of specialized care and labour problems, the Bulgarian Government and UNDP worked together in training the unemployed in the vulnerable age group of over 50 as social assistants, who could then provide social services to the elderly and people with disabilities in their own homes.more 

  • UNDP Support in Haiti

    UNDP has been supporting Haiti mostly in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). A first phase of South-South exchanges on DRR with Cuba was completed in 2009, but the process was then interrupted by the devastating earthquake in January. The exchange enabled Haiti to review and strengthen their capacity to address hurricanes, particularly learning from the Early Warning Systems in Cuba.more 

  • Local Service Delivery - Namibia

    The Government of Namibia faced capacity challenges to deliver basic services such as limited number of skilled laborers, financial constraints and decentralization. These challenges would lead to situations where roads used for solid waste management were not accessible and did not meet the needs of the citizens. more 

  • National and Sector Strategy – Liberia

    Liberia’s successful transition from conflict to peace, stability and development presented an opportunity to rebuild its capacity lost from decades of civil conflict. UNDP's support to the government included assessment of existing capacities, strategic support to minimize risks and strengthen national ownership in a changing political context, identification of quick wins for implementation in four key ministries/agencies.more 

  • Aid Tracking Efforts in Haiti

    In the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, UNDP and the Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti supported the Government and the international community to establish an aid information management system.more