Development impact

UNDP assists partners to achieve sustainable, people-centered development through an integrated approach that links policy with planning and programming, for promoting results based management, instating quality safeguards, monitoring and evaluating impact and equally learning from failures and successes.

UNDP introduces systems, from the project level up, to entrench evaluation, learning and knowledge management strongly in the organization by being more open, innovative, knowledge and evidence driven. This eventually supports effective development cooperation, South-South and Triangular Cooperation and higher quality programming and action.


A boy listens to a Community Radio programme aiming to instill social cohesion and local development in North Kivu by offering residents a way to express themselves, engage in dialogue and access vital information. (Photo: Benoit Almeras-Martino/UNDP DRC)

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Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF)

As the UN system's development programme and a GEF Implementing Agency, UNDP supports countries in addressing development, climate, and ecosystem sustainability in an integrated manner. more

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UNDP’s Knowledge Management Strategy

This Discussion Paper explores recent experiences with innovative sources of development finance in order to capture lessons learned for the more effective implementation of both current and future initiatives.

The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development

Developed by an interdisciplinary team of 18 leading poverty experts, the report leverages an ecological approach to understanding barriers to poverty reduction. 

Frequently Asked Questions for South-South Cooperation

This FAQ booklet addresses the overall definition and importance of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as the role that UNDP can play. It also offers a list of important resources to consult when working on South-South Cooperation.

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