Livelihoods and Economic Recovery

UNDP works with crisis affected communities, households, ex-combatants and their associated members, internally displaced people, and diverse local and international partners to build capacities for sustainable livelihoods recovery— particularly through improving conditions for employment creation and income earning opportunities.

Our Goals

We aim to reinforce UNDP’s work on livelihoods and economic recovery in crisis and post crisis situations by adopting a more integrated approach to livelihood recovery, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, and mine action. Our work starts early in crisis and post crisis environments, and provides peace dividends and recovery results early on.  It enhances security and aims to quickly create the foundation for long term recovery and development. While in the short term we aim to stabilize crisis affected people’s livelihoods, in the long term we enable inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in crisis and post crisis countries.  MORE >

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Responding to typhoons in the PhilippinesResponding to typhoons in the PhilippinesFeb 25, 2015Since the India Ocean Tsunami of 2004 to Typhoon Haiyan in December 2013, UNDP has promoted many types of disaster risk management policies and practices in the Philippines and across the Asia-Pacific region

  • Response to the crisis in South SudanResponse to the crisis in South SudanFeb 13, 2015UNDP in South Sudan continues to operate in spite of the current crisis, supporting national, state and local governments to deliver development services, as well as community security and stabilization for at-risk communities.

  • Responding to the crisis in CARResponding to the crisis in CARFeb 4, 2015UNDP supports the stabilization of the Central African Republic through the phased implementation of community security, livelihoods, social cohesion, and reconciliation initiatives.

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Did you know?
  • In 2012, UNDP provided viable job opportunities to nearly 14,000
    ex-combatants and their associates in Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Indonesia, Somalia, Nepal, Sudan, and South Sudan.
  • In Haiti we created about 12 million workdays for earthquake affected people.
  • In other countries such as Uganda, Myanmar, Palestine, Nepal, Kenya altogether over 24,000 disaster and conflict affected people were helped to set up micro and small enterprises, through provision of start-up grants/packages and microcredit.