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

Our stories

  • Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs
    Feb 11, 2016

    A programme in El Salvador aims to help young people who are out of work or not attending school to gain skills and improve their lives.

  • Sowing the seeds of a green revolution
    Aug 12, 2016

    Each year, more than 100,000 new jobseekers enter the already saturated labour market. Meet three young entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and making agriculture more sustainable in Benin.

  • Rebuilding war-torn communities in Burundi
    Jun 20, 2014

    A UNDP-supported post-conflict reconstruction programme is working to peacefully reintegrate ex-combatants into Burundi's war-torn society

Projects and Initiatives