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 >

Our Focus

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Responding to the crisis in Yemen

    UNDP is working with local and international partners to build resilience in Yemen by supporting communities and key institutions to lay the foundation for recovery and state-building.

  • Supporting Syrians and the region

    Six years into the conflict in Syria, 75 percent of the population are living in poverty, while millions of Syrians seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

  • Responding to the crisis in CAR

    UNDP supports the stabilization of the Central African Republic through the phased implementation of community security, livelihoods, social cohesion, and reconciliation initiatives.